Blog: Answers to Common Scientology Questions - 2017-09-14

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F0.png Answers to Common Scientology Questions September 14, 2017, Chris Shelton, Critical Thinker at Large

Scientology has been featured in the news and entertainment media more than ever before in the last few years and many people have questions about it. This video is going to answer some of the most common questions I've seen people asking in a simple and straightforward way using as little Scientology language as possible. If you want answers, stay tuned.

Hi, my name is Chris Shelton and I was an active Scientologist for 27 years. For the past three years I've been making YouTube videos about Scientology, critical thinking and other destructive cults as well. I also host a weekly Q&A show where I have answered hundreds of different Scientology-related questions. Over the past few years, Scientology has been a point of intense interest for a growing number of people who have come to learn about it from the HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief and more recently from Leah Remini's A&E series Scientology and the Aftermath. In social media forums, on Twitter, Reddit and on Facebook, I continually see people asking fairly simple questions about Scientology and I understand why they don't find the answers using Google. If you aren't already familiar with the various blogs, websites and chat forums where this sort of thing is talked about, it can look very confusing to someone who is newly dipping their toe in the Scientology pool. So the purpose of this video is to give you straightforward answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Of course, these answers are from my onw knowledge and experience with Scientology and I admit that I am not unbiased. I experienced a great deal of mental and physical abuse in Scientology and it's not something that I advocate for or endorse. There are others who may have other information and experience. I'm not trying to put myself out there as the be-all-end-all on this subject but I did get a chance in my life to study and experience a great deal of Scientology behind the scenes and I try to bring all of that into my answers.

In the description section below on my YouTube channel, I've listed out each question I'm answering in this video along with the time code link for where that answer starts. If you want to just see the answer to a specific question, just use the link to jump to that point in the video. Alright, let's get started.