Blog: Critical Q&A 93 - 2017-01-29

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F0.png Critical Q&A #93 January 29, 2017, Chris Shelton, Critical Thinker at Large

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

(1) Well done for finding the courage to leave Scientology. How did you learn to trust your conclusions after you left? After being deceived for so long doesn't it play on your mind that you may be succumbing to other cognitive biases without noticing?

(2) I found your channel after hearing you on Ross and Carrie's podcast, and since then I've been marathoning your videos. I love your work. It seems to me like people who have a tendency to blame themselves for problems they're having, people quick to find fault with themselves or who have low self esteem woud have trouble completing the auditing required to "move up the bridge". Is this the case? Were you in the RPF for so long because you are someone who is quicker to blame yourself for things? I am an ex-fundamentalist-Christian and because I have a rather low opinion of myself I was very susceptible to that group's message of "God is perfect, you are an awful, sinful creature who needs to be saved by us." I was wondering whether Scientology preys on that same personality trait too.