OK, I just received a telex from Ron, and he's pissed that you wrote that!
In all seriousness, at one point a program was created within the CoS whose purpose was "to create the image of L. Ron Hubbard as the next messiah, just like Christ, Mohammed, or Buddha"
For anyone unfamiliar with this, Tony Ortega published an excerpt of Nancy Many's book, My Billion Year Contract as she was directly involved with the program:
Scientology’s messiah? ‘Hubbard believed he was as great as Jesus, Buddha, & Mohammed’
Scientology’s messiah? ‘Hubbard believed he was as great as Jesus, Buddha, & Mohammed’ | The Underground Bunker
This week in our series from books about Scientology, we have an excerpt from Nancy Many’s fascinating 2009 testament, My Billion-Year Contract: Memoir of a Former Scientologist. Nancy is the only former church member who has written about the “messianic project” of the late 1970s, and we’re glad she gave us this section to show you…
In the late ’70s, I worked on a series of public questionnaires that had been ordered by L. Ron Hubbard entitled the messianic surveys. There were a series of them, and some involved research and finding specialized information. I did the parts that I was handed by going to the library to research information on how individuals and some small groups made it to the international stage. How did these obscure individuals actually make it to the forefront seemingly overnight? I had discovered that while the public seemed to see them as appearing overnight, there had actually been a lot of work behind the scenes to create just that impression.
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If Messiahs (like Jesus) sacrifice themselves by dying in order to save mankind from evil and suffering, and;
L. Ron Hubbard intentionally shed his encumbrance (body), thus sacrificing himself--
Therefore, Hubbard is a messiah*.
* Because he saved mankind from the evil/suffering of Scientology by electing to not use his OT powers to prevent himself from unexpectedly dropping dead.