A college student reached out to me on Reddit to interview me as part of a class project, to ask detailed questions of what it’s like as a Scientologist. She was respectful and understanding, and was gracious enough to allow me to post the video of our conversation here, should it be of any help to others with similar questions.
Note: I’m still midst uploading all of the videos from the hour-long interview, and when they’re complete I’ll also have a list of subjects that we covered as well as (hopefully, if I can get to it!) a transcript.
- How long have you been in Scientology and what got you to commit and join this community?
- How did Scientology contribute to your situation during that time of your life, in terms of having a community supporting you?
- How has Scientology affected your daily life in other relationships? How has hatred or backlash against the community affected your life?
- What are some of your religious traditions, rituals? (About Scientology study, auditing, training)
- If you can, I’ve heard a lot of hullabaloo on the Internet, if you could talk about Auditing, what exactly is Auditing, overview of what the process is like?
- Where do you spend the majority of your time studying Scientology, at church or elsewhere?
- What do you identify as the core values or fundamental aspect(s) of Scientology?
- How do you see Scientology growing over time and adapting to social media?
- Where do you think Scientology is headed, in terms of member growth, social influence, and acceptance of members?
- What are some common misconceptions of Scientology held by society today, that you feel it is important to clear up?