On Jul. 2, 2008, I made a blog entry pointing to the strange fact that Gerry Armstrong, who made the "Affirmations" public, destroyed the hand-written original. I argued that I could not see the rational of destroying such a historical proof, especially since Armstrong was already a fugitive of the law at the time.
This makes the authenticity of the documents dubious, to say the least.
That impression is further reinforced when you know that Armstrong himself once declared: "We don't have to prove a goddam thing. We don't have to prove sh-t. We just have to allege it.”
The "Affirmations", or the "Admissions", as they are alternatively called, is a hand-written document supposedly written by L. Ron Hubbard, wherein Hubbard makes all kind of quasi-satanic affirmations.
If proven true, these would be very damaging to Hubbard and Scientology. Unfortunately, all we have is the word of Armstrong, someone who conclusively proven by blatantly violating the terms of his settlement, for which he received $800,000, that his words cannot be relied upon.
The link above points to a full scale research page documenting the possibility that the "Affirmations" may have in fact been written by non other than Gerry Armstrong himself.
ARS discussions on that page can be found here.
- The Affirmations themselves, prefaced by Armstrong - Unfortunately this is a PDF document, so the link leads to a transposed version from Google.
- Armstrong answer to allegations that the document may not be authentic - Note that these arguments date back to 2003 and are addressed in the full research 2009 page above.
- The Self-affirmations of L. Ron Hubbard - Youtube webbing of the Affirmations, falsely presenting them as "real excerpts".
- Hubbard and Black Magick - A collection of references that includes references to the Affirmations.
- Chapter 5 of Piece of Blue Sky - Makes references to the Affirmations and details Hubbard "Miracle Recovery".
- Ron the War Hero - page disputing Hubbard's war claims, based in part on the Affirmations.
Related blog entries: R-Affirmations-