Blog: Critical Q&A 130 - 2017-10-14

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F0.png Critical Q&A #130 October 14, 2017, Chris Shelton, Critical Thinker at Large

The weekly show where I answer viewer questions left for me in the comments sections of my Q&A videos or sent to me by email at This week, the questions I answer are:

(1) Your comment about peeling off layers of belief and thinking, "How could I have ever believed X", got me to thinking more broadly. In a sense a family is a cult, though not always destructive. The local community, school, and so on are similarly cults as they support beliefs and values common to their respective communities. I have found as I grow older that certain non-Scientology things I learned or came to believe earlier in my life have elicited a similar "how could I" response. I do think that much of this is the process of aging and maturing, and/or keeping up with the times on social changes that come about. Any thoughts on that?

(2) How is it possible to have "natural" Clears, let alone "natural" OT's? Let's grant that maybe someone is a natural Clear, a prodigy or freak of nature. But the content of the OT levels was "discovered" by Hubbard alone for the FIRST time ever, and by enduring great perils to himself. This was unprecedented, in the entirety of history as he was the first one to brave the sizzle of the "Wall of Fire." So if someone is a natural OT, they would have either "discovered" the OT contents by themselves. This would make them equal to Hubbard. Unthinkable! Or, they would have received auditing in a past lifetime. Yet how could they have been audited on this, as Hubbard's inexpendable "research" did not commence until the 1950's?