The weekly show where I answer questions from viewers or those sent in by email to AskChrisShelon@gmail.com. This week, the questions I take up are:
(1) Hi Chris, i was looking forward to your response to the question about ‘going exterior’ and was left wanting more because you didn’t expand on the concept – i.e. what’s involved physiologically, and what function does it serve as far as keeping someone indoctrinated? Maybe some time you can talk about that more.
I am interested in the question of exteriorization as well, since Jason Beghe in Going Clear mentioned it as his biggest win in Scientology.
(2) I noticed in Q&A 8 you mentioned you read a lot of Science Fiction and other books. You liked the Marvel Cinema stuff but not comic books 🙁 Has it been asked what you thought of Battlefield Earth or LRH as a writer? How did you find time to read books?
(3) What media do you suggest about skeptical thinking that may help others open the mind but not so much brains fall out? What do you suggest would be better ways to promote media literacy??
(4) When I’ve seen videos and pictures of ex-Scientologists back when they were members, you guys look pale and very thin. I’ve seen the clip Anonymous took of you smiling in your Sea Org uniform. Mike Rinder looks ok in the older videos but in the clips from the Panorama (John Sweeney’s legendary program), he looks so gaunt and horribly stressed out. His eyes even looked like they changed color since he’s been out. Although you were slimmer, you guys look fantastic and healthier since you left. Was it due to the quality or quantity of the diet provided? Or did the stress destroy your appetite? I know you did hard physical work in the RPF, but does routine Sea Org work involve physical labor that is physically taxing??
(5) Chris, I am a never-in but I cannot stop diving into the extensive works of LRH, mostly because I just love crazy. What, in retrospect are the craziest and/or most disturbing things Source has committed to paper or tape? For me it’s a toss up between almost everything in “A History of Man” and the space gorilla theme park in Routine 3N for crazy, and “Affirmations” for direct and disturbing evidence of sheer insanity. Thanks for your videos. This is one of my favorite series ever.
(6) Scientology seems to be a circular belief system. If something good happens, Scientology gets credit; if not, you didn’t use it properly. If someone says he had success with Scientology, it must be true; if they criticize it, they must be evil. Then, the Church tries to reinforce this circular system by keeping you in the bubble (disconnection, discouraging people from surfing the net). Do you agree?
(7) You’ve got me really curious as to why you consider Ben Carson to be a prime example of not being a critical thinker. (I’m not covertly trying to ascertain your political leanings… ;)?
(8) Stemming from your remark about co$ assets: Do you think that the Co$ actually has the colossal amount of money to sustain such asset purchases, or is it that they are acquiring these assets using financial slight of hand, similar to America’s Enron, Britain’s Mirror Group or Australia’s BondCorp?
(9) Any information about Lawrence R. Spencer’s Alien Interview??