Blog: Critical Q&A 198 - 2019-02-10

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F0.png Critical Q&A #198 February 10, 2019, Chris Shelton, Critical Thinker at Large

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

(1) What would happen if Scientology, with all of their buildings and members, decided all of a sudden to do only good things? Say for instance, David Miscavige gets attacked by a pack of wild dingoes and is no longer able to manage Scientology because they ate his face off (John Travolta reference). One of the management members steps up and takes over, turning Scientology into an actual organization that dedicates its buildings to local programs and keeping kids off the streets; opens a food bank; opens some of the berthing to homeless; let's the children in some of these rural areas, vacation to some of the wonderful places that Scientology has property; or take some of the money that they have stored away and spend it on charitable causes or help with natural disasters in a way that is obvious and real. Maybe even let some of the Sea Org members play tennis on the tennis courts or swim in the pools. Pay the Sea Org members a minimum wage. Cut out the disconnection policy. What I'm trying to say is, what if Scientology decides to actually go legit? Too legit? Too legit to quit? They have the money, they have the property, they have the people who want and need to do a good thing for society. Let's face it, everybody I've heard asked what was the draw, then they get out of Scientology, says the reason they stayed is because they thought they were doing good for the world. Do you think that's a possibility? If Scientology goes away, it seems like such a waste. People that are involved want to help humanity. It just seems to me, and I'm just a lonely old wog, it would be a reasonable transition.

(2) I just saw a video with you in a very fancy Sea Org uniform with lots of medals, and I gotta say I got a good chuckle out of it. I always do when I see those uniforms. Are SO members embarrassed to wear those in public? Were you? It strikes me almost like playing dress-up.