The weekly show where I answer questions from viewers left for me in the comments section of my Q&A videos or sent to me by email to AskChrisShelton@gmail.com. This week the questions I answer are:
(1) Surely there are people in Scientology who have experienced real trauma in their lives (sexual or physical abuse, loss of a loved one, etc). From what I have gathered so far Scientologists are taught to bottle up emotions from the “reactive mind,” so how are these auditing sessions handled if a person is rightly becoming emotional from re-living these painful experiences?
(2) I have heard you mention the terms “Start, Stop, Change” in one of your Q&A videos. I have heard a similar term called “Start, Stop, Continue,” both in business, and most noticeable, in some of my charity work. This is a way of promoting feedback within groups. People suggest things to “Start” doing, “Stop” doing, and “Continue” to do. Given Scientology’s history of hiding their methods inside business and motivational training, was this “Start, Stop, Continue” method created by Scientology or Hubbard, or was it something adopted by Scientology from elsewhere?
(3) What happens if Scientology is regging a member of the Scientology public, and the object of the regging (ie, the mark) calmly responds to each request with a “No”? The mark doesn’t argue or engage, or give reasons why not other than that she doesn’t want to. Does the reg cycle ever end?
(4) My question is about the technical/creative behind-the-scenes of your channel. I recently started a video series project of my own so I’ve become super curious about the processes of the creators that I follow. What camera/software do you use? What is your philosophy behind your output (how to be engaging etc.)? Also, clearly you’re super creative, and I’m wondering if you have philosophy of how you perceive your creativity or if you’ve ever struggled with it.
(5) Have you seen the YouTube anti-Scientology documentary “The Bridge”? It’s very dark, but comes off very realistic. How accurate is this movie?
(6) Do you think the reputation of the cult of Scientology is damaged beyond repair, or do you ever see a scenario where the Church of Scientology may begin to attract new members?
(7) I know this is a silly question but I wonder what the Church of Scientology would do if you brought at least 20 or so homeless people into one of the Churches. If those homeless people just sat down and said I want to join, we need guidance and some help, etc.
(8) How often did you hear the term for us lowly non-Scientologists, “wog,” during a normal work week? Was it used as a slur all the time or did it become a description of outsiders? What did you think of wogs when/if you used the term?