Blog: (VIDEO) Critical Q&A 31 - 2015-11-15

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F0.png (VIDEO) Critical Q&A #31 November 15, 2015, Chris Shelton, Critical Thinker at Large

The weekly show where I answer questions from viewers or those sent in by email to This week, the questions I take up are:

(1) I don't understand why Scientology needs slave labor in its "priesthood", the Sea Org? This is a very wealthy church, that could easily afford to pay their clergy well, give them first class accommodations, food, education etc., correct? If we compare Scientology to The Catholic Church (whom has a live-in clergy) which treats its priests, bishops, and cardinals well, then why can't Miscavage do the same? Even The Salvation Army, provides good housing, pay, retirement, and health benefits for its officer corps.

I don't understand why the concept of respecting ones own management structure, is such a foreign concept here. How can Miscavage expect top performance of individuals, who have no real incentive to do so? If the pay and benefits were good, perhaps they could recruit top individuals voluntary. Perhaps if they were to pay a good percentage commission on services sold, then sales would rise. People are much more effective when they want to be and when they enjoy their job and life's position.