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This week, it’s a full breakdown of what Tone 40 is, Scientologists and evolution, tax exemption around the world and a lot more. Enjoy! (1) I’m still confused as to what Tone 40 is supposed to be in Scientology. Is it a state of pure serenity
This week I give perhaps my longest non-Scientology answer ever about COVID/vaccine denial, the goals of the public Scientologist, my opinions on the “intellectual dark web” and a lot more. Enjoy! (1) I was wondering if you could touch on the c
This week, I went live for our Q&A show, answering a ton of questions about Scientology and recovery and coercive control. Enjoy!  The post Critical Q&A #329 – Live! appeared first on Chris Shelton - Critical Thinker at Large.
This week, it’s answers about Scientology and the COVID vaccine, my time at Bridge Publications, do thetans have gender and a lot more. Enjoy! (1) What do you think Scientology’s attitude is regarding the COVID vaccine? Would they encourage the
This week, it’s answers about how Hubbard tried to validate Dianetics as a real science, off-limits movies for Scientologists, etiquette in the Sea Org and a lot more. Enjoy! (1) Hubbard was known as a writer to go off into a room and write for
This week, it’s answers about past-life Clears and OTs, the differences between Hubbard and Miscavige as far as Scientologists are concerned, OT Sea Org members and a lot more. Enjoy! (1) When I was still an active Scientologist in the 90s, it
This week, it’s answers about the staff attitude in Scientology, why cults might be a bit more prominent than some people seem to think, the straight scoop on Leah Remini being stalked by PIs and a lot more. Enjoy! (1) We all know that Scientol
For the second week in a row, we did a live stream Q&A show and this week I was helped by my beautiful wife, Melissa, who reads out the questions as we go. We had fun with this hour-long episode and I hope you enjoy it too!  The post Critical Q
This week we went live to answer questions, mostly having to do with Scientology and my interests in sci-fi shows. Enjoy! The post Critical Q&A #323 – Live appeared first on Chris Shelton - Critical Thinker at Large.
This week, it’s answers about getting out of the cult headspace, the euphoria of Scientology auditing, stress and pain, and a lot more. Enjoy! (1) As you approach the end of your Master’s education with the goal of helping people exit and recov
This week I answer questions about Sea Org members who are OT, what happens to senior citizens, my take on Transcendental Meditation and a lot more. Enjoy! (1) How does your position up the Bridge affect you in the Sea Org? I believe I heard yo
This week, it’s answers about cult personas, billion year Sea Org contracts, the coverup of Hubbard’s life as told to Scientologists and a lot more. Enjoy! (1) Steve Hassan talks about the cult persona, which is the obedient, conformist persona
This week, I give a rundown of how soon Scientologists are introduced to the more hardcore stuff, describe a Committee of Evidence, discuss the Key to Life course and a lot more. Enjoy! (1) How long or far enough up The Bridge do you have to go
This week, it’s answers about some really crazy Scientology scriptures, exactly how Miscavige is literally re-writing Scientology to fit his own agenda, what Volunteer Minsters are doing at disaster sites and a lot more. Enjoy! (1) I was watchi
This week we did our Critical Q&A show live and I got to answer a steady stream of questions about Scientology, old and new. Enjoy!  The post Critical Q&A #317 – Live appeared first on Chris Shelton - Critical Thinker at Large.
Today just for fun I’m posting a bonus Q&A show which features almost nothing but flash answers from one of my viewers, Travis, including a couple of things about Scientology I can almost guarantee you did not know before. Enjoy! The post Criti
This week it’s answers about Danny Masterson’s possible future in and out of Scientology, my best advice on talking to someone you’re concerned may be in a bad relationship, can Scientology get rid of disconnection and more. Enjoy! (1) It looks
This week, it’s answers about celebrities in Scientology, training levels, whether people deserve to be in cults or not and a lot more. Enjoy! (1) a) Do you think that a homosexual celebrity like Catherine Bell could ever be openly gay and stil
This week, it’s a very complete breakdown of Scientology’s The Way to Happiness, and answers on racism and the media, critical thinking in everyday life and a lot more. Enjoy! Bridge video link (1) How important is The Way To Happiness to a ful
This week, it’s answers about recovering from Scientology and past mistakes, how Scientologists think about the numbers, how the OT 3 death trap really works and a lot more. Enjoy! Rachel Bernstein video on learned helplessness  (1) I find it f
This week, it’s answers about Xenu, Schrödinger’s Jesus, critical thinking and a whole lot more. Enjoy! (1) What if a Sea Org member who is OT3 or higher said in an auditing session that they were Xenu in a past life? What would an auditor do?
This week, it’s answers about the thinking that Scientologists do to rationalize such things as disconnection, some thoughts about Teen Challenge and other faith-based addiction programs, more about going exterior in Scientology and a whole lot
This week we went live to answer a bunch of questions, most related to Scientology and destructive cult thinking and we had a lot of fun doing it. Enjoy!  The post Critical Q&A #309 appeared first on Chris Shelton - Critical Thinker at Large.
This week, it’s answers about Scientology’s confidential “pc folders,” a breakdown of what lie detectors and E-meters are detecting, some deeper-than-usual discussion of religion and a lot more. Enjoy! (1) As a follow up to my question last wee
This week, it’s more than you ever expected to know about Scientology worksheets, memory and engrams, video games in Scientology and a lot more. Enjoy! Baby Shark cover I like the most (1) An interesting subject just occurred to me: auditor wor
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