Blog: Critical Q&A 134 - 2017-11-12

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F0.png Critical Q&A #134 November 12, 2017, Chris Shelton, Critical Thinker at Large

The weekly show where I answer questions from viewers left on my Critical Q&A videos or sent to me by email at AskChrisShelton@gmail.com. This week, the questions I answer are:

(1) What was your day to day life like as a Scientologist? Not just when you were in the Sea Org, but before that. How often throughout the day would your beliefs impact how you related to a situation, or the choices you made (even down to which films you watched), and how did you feel when you interacted with people not in the church? Was it always in the front of your mind what would happen to them because they weren't? And even if you weren't thinking of these things consciously do you think subconsciously they had an impact? Can you feel a difference now you are out?

(2) In a recent podcast you denigrated the subject of spirituality as being unquantifiable and not open to the scientific method. Please consider the following analysis: Epistemology is the study of knowledge, how it is acquired and validated. Implicit in the concept is a consciousness that is doing the knowing. It is logical to observe that the subject of knowledge—the "things" about which the consciousness knows–is different from the consciousness itself. Thus, there are two distinct concepts: subject and object.