When Did L. Ron Hubbard Call Jesus a Pedophile? - 10/04/2003
I was reading your description of the Scientology religion. In it you state that L. Ron Hubbard called Jesus a hot tempered pedophile. I don't believe that this statement was ever made. Did you personally hear or read something to this effect?
CONTENDER MINISTRIES RESPONSE:
Hi Justin. Thanks for contacting Contender Ministries. In OT VIII Part 2, Hubbard said:
"For those of you whose Christian toes I may have stepped on, let me take the opportunity to disabuse you of some lovely myths. For instance, the historic Jesus was not nearly the sainted figure has been made out to be. In addition to being a lover of young boys and men, he was given to uncontrollable bursts of temper and hatred that belied the general message of love, understanding and other typical Marcab PR." - US District Court, Central District of California; Fishman Case No 91-6426 HLH (Tx); Church of Scientology International v. Fishman and Geertz; filed by Steven Fishman on April 9, 1993; Declaration Pgs. 129 - 132. Authored by LRH, Student Briefing, OT VIII, Series 1 course material.
While the Church of Scientology is publicly claiming this document was a forgery, there are two main evidences that it is a genuine writing of L. Ron Hubbard. First, several apostate Scientologists attested to its authenticity. Second, and most convincingly, the Church of Scientology identified it as proprietary and copyrighted C.o.S. material in order to get the judge to seal the record. The judge apparently agreed that it was authentic in his decision to grant their request for sealing the record (the copy of this document was legally made and released prior to the decision to seal). You can view the raw text of this document here: http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Fishman/Declaration/ot8b.html. Hubbard was a seriously deceived and disturbed man, who has consequently deceived many others. The true hope is only through Jesus.
Ben and Jennifer Rast