Thursday, March 13, 2008
L. Ron Hubbard
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986), better known as L. Ron Hubbard, was the founder of the Church of Scientology, as well as the author of Dianetics and the body of works comprising Scientology doctrine. He was also an author in numerous speculative fiction genres for the pulp magazines and, later in life, returned to science fiction. Hubbard was a highly controversial public figure during his lifetime. There are contrasting accounts of Hubbard's life; those provided by the Church of Scientology and those provided by others vary wildly. Some accounts of his life paint Hubbard as a drug and sex addict, including stories that he imprisoned and abused children and teens. A very interesting account of Hubbard can be found at Wikipedia.