DAVID MISCAVIGE - HISTORICAL EVENT OF 1995
MR. DAVID MISCAVIGE, GUEST SPEAKER
AT THE GRAND OPENING OF THE
FOUNDING CHURCH IN WASHINGTON D.C.
THE FOUNDING CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY October 21st, 1995
But even that was not the most significant association with the city, because it was Washington, DC where L. Ron Hubbard established the Founding Church of Scientology, in 1955.
It was a pivotal time, not only in the history of our religion, but in the history of the United States and mankind as a whole. The mid-1950s were, after all, the high-water mark of the Cold War, with unrestrained nuclear testing, seriously mounting international tensions and real political oppression right here in the United States. And if one ever wondered who turned out the lights on this rather dark period, it was
It was in the face of all this that L. Ron Hubbard arrived in June 1955, to establish the Founding Church, and thus effectively place Scientology on national communication lines.
And so, this organization, the Founding Church of our religion truly became the critical line between barbarism and a new civilization.
With the technology for the betterment of all mankind came so much of what we take for granted today. For example:
· The first Publications Organization was established in Silver Springs, Maryland, and this became the site for the first publication and international dissemination of Mr. Hubbard’s materials.
· It was here that the first certification of Scientology auditors occurred.
· It was also the Founding Church where L. Ron Hubbard, as an ordained minister, conducted the first marriage and christening ceremonies.
In addition to serving as this organization’s Executive Director for four years, L. Ron Hubbard authored nine books, including the first book of Scientology — The Fundamentals of Thought. Then there were the lectures from this period, comprising over twenty-five Congresses, Advanced Clinical Courses and Auditor Conferences — totaling more than 700 lectures in all.
Yes, Washington, DC is the site of major and very significant Scientology breakthroughs.
…to be continued in the next entry