Something Can Be Done About It by L. Ron HubbardLafayette Ronald Hubbard was an American author of science fiction and fantasy stories, and the founder of the Church of Scientology. In 1950, Hubbard authored Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and established a series of organizations to promote Dianetics. In 1952, Hubbard lost the rights to Dianetics in bankruptcy proceedings, and he subsequently founded Scientology. Thereafter Hubbard oversaw the growth of the Church of Scientology into a worldwide organization.
orn in Tilden, Nebraska in 1911, Hubbard spent much of his childhood in Helena, Montana. After his father was posted to the U.S. naval base on Guam, Hubbard traveled to Asia and the South Pacific in the late 1920s. In 1930, Hubbard enrolled at George Washington University to study civil engineering, but dropped out in his second year. He began his career as a prolific writer of pulp fiction stories and married Margaret Polly Grubb, who shared his interest in aviation.
Hubbard served briefly in the Marine Corps Reserve and was an officer in the Navy during World War II. He briefly commanded two ships, but was removed from command both times. The last few months of his active service were spent in a hospital, being treated for a duodenal ulcer.
Hubbard returned to the United States in 1975 and went into seclusion in the California desert. In 1978, a trial court in France convicted Hubbard of fraud in absentia. In 1983 Hubbard was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in an international information infiltration and theft project called Operation Snow White.
He spent the remaining years of his life in a luxury motor home on his California property, attended to by a small group of Scientology officials including his physician. In 1986, L. Ron Hubbard died at age 74.
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Police escorted the convoy, which stretched more than a quarter of a mile, out of Salt Lake City. A key reason for investing these donations in building materials was that lumber and other supplies are scarce in many areas of Texas. And most of the people in Aransas County had no insurance to cover repairing or rebuilding their homes. Good, a veteran Volunteer Minister of more than 40 years. The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in and the religion has expanded to more than 11, Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in countries.
It is used to rally troops or galvanize a group to overcome obstacles. It can be deployed to inspire a community to take action when faced with a devastating catastrophe. Ditto after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in Ditto after earthquakes flattened broad areas of Haiti and Nepal. In scores of other disasters across the globe the common element is the arrival of squads of Volunteer Ministers in their eye-catching yellow T-shirts.
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With the purpose to assist and empower others in disaster situations and in everyday life, Volunteer Minister Cavalcades take their help into major cities and remote communities throughout the world. Volunteer Minister Cavalcades bring assistance and training to thousands each year. National leaders, mayors, legislators and officials welcome the Cavalcades, often presiding at ribbon-cutting ceremonies to open the Volunteer Minister distinctive yellow tents that serve as the center of aid operations while in the community. Inside the tents, Volunteer Ministers provide one-on-one assistance to address issues an individual may be facing, from family conflicts and workplace challenges to learning difficulties. Informational displays clearly show visitors that solutions are possible, and seminars are available for anyone to learn how to apply these answers to their personal, professional and civic life and help others do the same. A notable example of the lasting effects of a Cavalcade is the Trans-Siberian Goodwill Tour undertaken by Volunteer Ministers to bring help to communities across the Russian Federation.
What is the one datum every Scientologist can communicate to family, friends and the world—a datum that in the space of minutes can transform apathy to enthusiasm and immobility to action? In a lecture that has attained the status of legendary, L. As its truth and freedom ring out across the planet, they inspire positive changes in every corner where they are heard. Our first error as individuals would be to cut in too high, to try to tell people too much. Those of us who have been here with Dianetics and Scientology a long time have learned a lot more, just as I have, than we knew a long time ago. What one message is so powerful it will blast open communication channels for the swift dissemination of vital technology?
Ron Hubbard and sponsored by the Church of Scientology International as a religious social service today constitutes one of the largest and most visible international independent relief forces. Additionally, a global network of volunteers form the permanent Volunteer Ministers Disaster Response Team that mobilizes in times of disaster caused by humans or nature, answering the call wherever needed. Collaborating with some 1, organizations and agencies, they have utilized their skill and experience in providing physical support and spiritual aid at hundreds of disaster sites. For more information about the Scientology Volunteer Ministers and the Church of Scientology supporting global programs to bring effective help whenever and wherever needed, see:. Toggle navigation. The Technology of Study. The Dynamics of Existence.