On Men And Gods – by David Mayo
At a certain point this simple acknowledgement of genius became something else. There evolved a period of deification, wherein LRH, a very remarkable man, became, somehow, a god. This very unfortunate change in consideration concerning LRH was, in many ways, doomed.
As LRH pointed out so aptly, no man is a god; nor is he perfect.
When a later period of discovery arose, there was talk of imperfections in the man. The man who was spoken of as a god. For many, the resulting disillusionment was terrifying and profound.
Some then chose to insist that he was perfect, was without flaw, was yet a god. Others chose to dedicate themselves to his destruction. Of course, neither of these extreme positions serves LRH, or any of us, well.
LRH once remarked that the tech is a culmination of some 10,000 years of thinking man. We at the AAC are eminently thankful for LRH’s unparalleled contribution to this technology, and will always be so. And we shall continue to serve LRH, and the image of LRH, and the technology itself best by just continuing with a steadfast, standard application of the technology.
Finally, I believe that this is at once our most important role and our most significant responsibility.
Source: The journal of AAC vol 1 No 6, October/November 1984