Today we sit down with ex-Scientologist and Youtuber Chris Shelton to discuss a brief history of Scientology – with a focus on parallels between Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and Mormon church founder Joseph Smith.
This interview is the first in a series of 4 interviews with Chris as we will follow the chronological history of Scientology and draw parallels between the founding of both churches, and draw comparisons between their modern-day presences.
All of our interviews with Chris may be found here:
- 1189-1191: Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Parallels to the Beginnings of Mormonism – Chris Shelton
- 1192-1194: David Miscavige and the Rise of Modern Scientology – Chris Shelton
- 1195-1198: My Life as a Scientologist – Chris Shelton
- 1199-1202: Leaving Scientology and Becoming an Ex-Scientology Activist – Chris Shelton