The show where I answer questions left in the comments section of my Q&A videos or emailed to AskChrisShelton@gmail.com. This week, the questions I take up are:
(1) Have you ever thought the irony that several years after you escaped from what Tory Magoo calls “The Scientology Truman Show” you cast yourself in your own “ Truman Show”?
What I mean is, I’ve been watching all your videos since you started and at times I almost think I know you, even though we’ve never met. You’ve told your whole life story in pieces. Sometimes you’re consciously doing it in big chunks, sometimes in little snippets you’ve included in other conversations. You’ve let the whole world, or at least the whole internet, eavesdrop on conversations with your mom, your therapist friend, your pal Ruth, that Jehovahs Witness guy with the awesome voice…..
Have you ever stopped and thought about how much of yourself you’ve put out there?
Any good or bad experiences at book signings/ speeches/ appearances with people who “know” you online but hadn’t really met you before?
Ever worry that “OSA” is taking notes to use your info against you?
Do think you think its a habit leftover from auditing? Where you had to tell someone everything about you all the time? ( then again “ over sharing” has been discussed since before the myspace days)
(2) I assumed Scientologists were at their roots atheistic with no deity as an eternal, first-causer type being. What is the church’s stance or teachings on a supreme being. Is it a “don’t ask/don’t tell what your God-view” is or is there a codified teaching.
As mentioned I thought the roots were atheistic, but I saw on Oprah her asking Tom Cruise if he believed in God and he boldly said, “Yes, of course I do.” I guess the 2nd part of the question would be “What did Tom mean when he said he believes in God? Was that a fair-game thing where you can say anything for the sake of PR?
(3) Hi Chris – did you know any Scientologists that listened to rap music? What is Scientology’s view on rap in general?
(4) As I have been watching your YouTube videos and keep thinking that there has been many things that are helpful in Scientology such as Comm Course, wordclearing and conditions in life. I have not come across this knowledge anywhere else. You briefly go over the idea that people ask you this question, (Chapter 8: Is there anything good in Scientology?) but you are rather vague explaining what your thoughts are about it.
Of course I agree with you about the fact that there are a lot of contradictions and lies being told everyday. However, what are your real thoughts on the helpful and useful things that seem to be really unique about this body of knowledge?
(5) When LRH was in his state room doing “research” what in hell was he doing all that time? There was no internet so he could not even do what passes for research in many circles today. He seems to have been alone a lot of the time. Why would people think he could do research in a room all by himself?
(6) Does David Miscavige profit from the real estate transactions of the newly purchased “Ideal Orgs” in any way? What if they are later sold, does he profit then? Does he take a commission or any other form of payment?
(7) I am fascinated with the responses you give to these questions. Does Scientology still harass you and do you have any concerns that Scientology will come after you because you have this YouTube presence with thousands of viewers? Why do you think those of us who have not been in Scientology or are not actually cult victims find this information so interesting?
(8) Crizzle Shel-Dizzle: As you are being my mainest of all nizzles, wanna give mad props. We gots ta blass dem scilon fools wiff knowledge. I wish I could call up L Ron to ax him, “You Mad Bro?” What question would you ax him if he came back?