It happens to all of us.
There is a point where you wake up from the hysteria of being an anti-Scientologist and say to yourself “Hey Wait a Minute!”
It’s that point which is exactly like when you woke up from all the untrue things in Scientology: As an Ex, you wake up from all the untrue things in Anti-Scientology, as well.
The conspiracy theories of Scientology’s political tentacles that can “torpedo” FBI investigations, the superstitious belief in the POWER of the MIND CONTROL, the super-dooper RELEVANCE of decades-old, yet continually repeated atrocity stories like Lisa McPherson – all begin to collapse on you, just like your beliefs in engrams, alien civilizations, and cleared planets collapsed on you when you started waking up from Scientology.
And just like when you got out of Scientology, as an Ex-AntiScientologist, you don’t quite know where your feet are at.
That’s where Chris Shelton appears to be headed as he realizes that Tony Ortega has been sitting on the story that the RPF was disbanded 4 or 5 years ago. What is clear that he hasn’t realized yet is the degree to which evidence like this exposes Tony Ortega’s trolling and manipulation of him and other Ex-Scientologists. And yes, I know. Mentioning the fact that Tony Ortega has been manipulating people seems to be a PRO-Scientology stance.
Actually, no. It’s a pro TRUTH stance, without regard to “sides” or “tribes”. It’s the point any Ex of any religion tries to sort out and get to – what is the truth? Stop worrying about who might benefit from what factual or counterfactual information. Drop the self-righteous crusade. What are the facts and where do they lead? No matter which side benefits and which side is harmed?
That’s coming soon for lots of people, as more and more Ex-Scientologists begin to realize the bankruptcy of the ideas of the Anti-cult movement in trying to explain to you your own personal experiences in Scientology – or any minority religion they call a “cult”.
In Chris’s case, it’s kind of painful to watch, but it’s instructive nonetheless. Exes need to see the process of other Exes waking up and realizing that Anti-Scientology contains many incredibly damaging thoughts, emotions and behaviors to their own self-interests – on top of the fact that they’re false.
In this video, Chris Shelton’s message devolves into rambling blather as he realizes his anti-Scientology Crusade is based on hysterical cognitive distortions, ignorance of how the real world works & manipulative trolling by other vengeful anti-Scientologists.
At the end, he pulls out of his spiraling nosedive with a plea for kindness and getting involved in social betterment causes.
Probably a good career move.
Who would have thought that after 3 Seasons of Scientology and the Aftermath, Anti-Scientology is falling apart?
Once Anti-Scientology is out there, really out there for all the world to see, it is clearer than ever that there is no there there.
I’m glad to see that Chris, and hopefully many other Exes, are on their ways to accomplishing a less hysterical view of Scientology and of their own past selves as Scientologists.