Blog: Critical Q&A 102 - 2017-04-02

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F0.png Critical Q&A #102 April 2, 2017, Chris Shelton, Critical Thinker at Large

The weekly show where I answer questions from viewers that they have left me in the comments section of my Q&A videos or send to me by email at This week the questions I answer are:

(1) When the Going Clear documentary was making big waves in the news and film industries, I noticed a few Independent Scientologists on social media and chat sites had voiced complaints about their viewpoints not being included in the dialog. When Leah Remini's show made similar waves, those same voices seemed to grow in numbers and became extremely agitated towards the series. By the end of the show they were downright antagonistic and hateful towards Leah and her prominent co-stars. Now, with the recent CNN Believer show about Scientology, the push back against former members speaking out from other former members or independent practitioners has gone beyond nasty and seems downright nuts. What triggered all this ugly drama? Do some ex-members and independents really want to protect and defend their former church from being exposed as an abusive cult - or is something else going on?

(2) Hi Chris, I'm a huge fan of yours from the very beginning.