Wednesday, September 20, 2006

International Day of Peace

In honor of the International Day of Peace, I post this section of the Dianetics web site, which quotes L. Ron Hubbard on the subject:

Can a nation obtain peace by waging war?

According to a recent Gallup poll, concerns about war is one of the most important problems in the world today.

When Dianetics was written in 1950, the world was still recovering from WW II and the Korean War was about to begin. Then, like now, the world was unstable. Then, as now, people were asking why can’t we live in harmony?

In his research, L. Ron Hubbard found that states and nations behave and react just as individuals do. The conflicts of society at large — and war itself — are ultimately the result of personal aberration. And ultimately, the way to solve the world’s problems is to bring harmony and happiness to the individual. If that were possible, one by one, we would make a better world.

And that’s what Dianetics is doing, and succeeding at, with every passing day. As L. Ron Hubbard explained in the final chapter of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health:

“Dianetics addresses war because there is in fact a race between the science of mind and the atom bomb. There may be no future generation to know which won.

Rationality alone can guide man past these threats to his extinction.”

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