Millions across the globe celebrated L. Ron Hubbard’s birthday on March 13. And they honored the man who has touched their lives in countless ways.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of Scientology, the world’s youngest major religion. Thus there was another dimension to this year’s celebration.
A Life Well Lived
L. Ron Hubbard once remarked that there are only two tests of a life well lived: “Did he do what he intended?” and “Were people glad he lived?”
He also believed that “wisdom is meant for anyone who wishes to reach for it. It is the servant of the commoner and king alike and should never be regarded with awe.”
Did He Do What He Intended?
He clearly accomplished these goals. He authored more than 10,000 works and recorded some 3,000 lectures. And this is how he shared the knowledge he gained in his research into the mind, spirit and life. about Dianetics and Scientology.And in testament to this is shared the knowledge he discovered, recording his research in
L. Ron Hubbard inspired humanitarian initiative
And while Scientologists the world over honor his legacy with celebrations in Scientology Churches and Missions, many millions more recognize him for the humanitarian initiatives derived from his work.
L. Ron Hubbard’s common-sense moral code, The Way to Happiness, transformed a poverty-stricken African village. That same booklet helped forge peace between warring gangs in the streets of South Central Los Angeles. And it has reduced recidivism among the most hardened criminals throughout Mexico.
Teachers in Nigeria remember L. Ron Hubbard for the technology of study that has given them the tools to salvage entire generations.
And officials, religious leaders and entire towns and cities across South Africa know him as the man who inspired the Scientology Volunteer Ministers who have empowered a movement throughout the country with Scientology Tools for Life training.
L. Ron Hubbard earned the Publishers Weekly Century Award for the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. The magazine describes it as “perhaps the best-selling non-Christian book of all time in the West.”
One of the 100 most significant Americans of all time
Smithsonian magazine lists L. Ron Hubbard among the 11 most influential religious figures in American history and one of the 100 most significant Americans of all time.
L. Ron Hubbard is featured on the Scientology Network
To learn more about L. Ron Hubbard and the religion he founded, visit the Scientology Network.
Several of L. Ron Hubbard’s books on film are available:
Winner of two Aurora Platinum Best of Show awards, this series illustrates L. Ron Hubbard’s key observations and groundbreaking discoveries.
The Scientology Network was launched March 12, 2018, in honor of L. Ron Hubbard’s birthday.
Since launching with a special episode featuring Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige, the Scientology Network has been viewed in 240 countries and territories worldwide in 17 languages.
Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the Church’s global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network is available on DIRECTV Channel 320 and can be streamed on Scientology.tv, on mobile apps, and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.