Did Scientology founder L. ron Hubbard make Scientology up as a straight up scam or did he really believe in it?

I always just assumed he designed Scientology as a money making scam. But recently I watched some Scientology documentaries and it sounds like Hubbard eventually started believing in his own scam. He actually spent many hours a day on that e-meter device. Supposedly he was suffering from mental illness and was... show more I always just assumed he designed Scientology as a money making scam. But recently I watched some Scientology documentaries and it sounds like Hubbard eventually started believing in his own scam. He actually spent many hours a day on that e-meter device. Supposedly he was suffering from mental illness and was try to cure himself.
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