Blog: The Basics of Scientology - Overview - 2017-07-06

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F0.png The Basics of Scientology - Overview July 6, 2017, Chris Shelton, Critical Thinker at Large

In this video series, we are going to take a long hard look at the philosophy and practice of Scientology.

When I first started writing about Scientology, my attitude about its beliefs and practices was that they were not as important as exposing the abuses, immorality and actual criminal activities that Scientologists would get up to, either on their own bat or at the behest of Scientology leaders L. Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige. I'm a big supporters of tolerance of belief and letting people think whatever they want. They're going to anyway, so there isn't really much reward in trying to forcefully suppress anyone's way of thinking.

But there is something to be said about how one's beliefs define one's attitude towards the world and how that attitude can shapes one's actions. When those actions are destructive, we should cast a critical eye on the ideas driving those actions and see if there isn't something worth commenting on. In the case of Scientology, there is a great deal to talk about.