Blog: (VIDEO) Critical Q&A 62 - 2016-06-19

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F0.png (VIDEO) Critical Q&A #62 June 19, 2016, Chris Shelton, Critical Thinker at Large

The weekly show where I answer questions posed by readers in the comments section of my Q&A videos or sent in by email at AskChrisShelton@gmail.com. This week, the questions I take up are:

(1) My questions have to do with your thoughts on the Independent Scientology movement. You probably need to know most of my knowledge of this comes from YouTube videos, and a few books on the subject, not exactly representative but all I have available. In many of them, the independent scientologists seem to be saying that Hubbard's Scientology is valid and that Miscavige has perverted it. Does this mean that they still believe in fair game, no psychologists, disconnecting, SPs, policies on homosexuality, mind control etc? Someone said this was just an evolutionary process and that in the future, they will change. Has that happened? Why does no one confront them about these questions? Again I didn't want to betray my ignorance because I can hardly get a good picture from my limited media. Is there any worry that some of the people who enjoyed power might want to recreate it in Independent Scientology? Ok sorry that was an earful. I don't want to sound judgmental about people I don't know but this kind of thing has historically been frequent. Thanks for your time.

(2) Nice work on the channel. Having been involved with Scientology for over 30 years myself I do respect the work you are doing. I am interested in learning critical thinking skills. What's out there that you recommend?