I decided to bring this thread back because I found new data showing that Hubbard was not in control of his Church. This data comes from an official Scientology website.http://www.scientology.org/david-miscavige.html
“Later, at Mr. Hubbard’s request, Mr. Miscavige served as the senior executive supervising ecclesiastical missions to Scientology Churches around the world. By the age of 18, David Miscavige had become the individual L. Ron Hubbard called upon to carry out the most important assignments. No Church executive in history ever received more direct communication from L. Ron Hubbard than Mr. Miscavige.
In 1983, L. Ron Hubbard described a heroic Church executive who cleaned the ranks of rogue staff attempting to seize control of Scientology while Mr. Hubbard was engaged in intensive research and absent from the Church. As Mr. Hubbard himself phrased it:
“So forgive me for not managing the Church when it almost fell into hostile hands. It all came out all right. Why? Because real Scientologists made sure it did. My faith was justified.”
That real Scientologist L. Ron Hubbard spoke of was David Miscavige.
In light of what had nearly transpired, L. Ron Hubbard requested a corporate reorganization of the Church designed to ensure the Church would not fall into hostile hands.”
Please, note that Hubbard used a plural to describe “real Scientologists” while the website commentary contains Miscavige’s name only. Regardless of who was in control of CoS, it is clear that Hubbard was not running the Church when it was under Miscavige’s stewardship.
“According to science fiction writer Frederick Pohl, John W. Campbell Jr. was in "the presiding triumvirate who ran Dianetics/Scientology," the other two men being Dr. Joseph Winter and L. Ron Hubbard. (Ref. http://www.thewaythefutureblogs.com/200 ... rs-part-2/
). (Also see Pohl's Me and Alfie, Part 6: John W. Campbell and Dianetics)”viewtopic.php?f=9&t=39380&hilit=hubbard+%26+campbell
The above quotations are from the thread that was produced by Caroline.
There were other chief executives between the aforementioned presiding triumvirate and Miscavige. Hubbard was never in full MANAGERIAL control of the Church that he founded, although he was in full control of the Tech. My point is that a person with mild mental retardation cannot be a CEO or anything similar to it, although he is quite capable of producing cult teachings.