Blog: Critical Q&A 84 - 2016-11-20
The weekly show where I answer questions posed by viewers either in the comments sections of my Q&A videos or sent to me by email at AskChrisShelton@gmail.com. This week, the questions I answer are:
(1) Thank you so much for your helpful series. I have learned more from you about Scientology than I ever did from reading Hubbard's books.
I have a background in psychology and philosophy, and was excited back in 1987 to read Dianetics for the first time to find out what I was allegedly missing in my study of the human mind. As I read, I remember thinking how shockingly shallow and offensive the book was, and how poorly written (and unedited) it appeared to be. I was getting more insight into Hubbard's personality disorders than I was about any "modern science of mental health." But I always try to give everything a fair shot. I read the entire book, even though it left a horrible taste in my mouth, with the words "charlatan" and "con artist" constantly at the forefront of my critical thoughts.