When I turned twenty I officially "graduated" from Sunday School. I always found this slightly ironic, as Christian Scientists often pride themselves in not celebrating "birthdays," they often have a "special day" instead. Apparently celebrating the passage of time reminds them of their mortality?* The well-meaning Sunday School Graduation Committee gave me a copy of … Continue reading Authorized CS Literature
Month: September 2012
I broke up with GoB, Now What?
Once the God of the Bible (GoB for short) and I broke up I was left wondering, what, if anything, was out there. On one hand it felt rather liberating to dump thousands of years of dogmas, guilt, worry, and fear associated with Gob and his complex system of Heaven/Hell/Angels, Faith, Grace, and ritual (much … Continue reading I broke up with GoB, Now What?
Read the Book & Pray Better
While I never heard from Elder Fox and Elder the Short one with Glasses again my information had been entered into the cell phone which was handed along to the new "Elders" who were assigned missionary duty in my area. About nine months after my initial encounter with Elders Fox & TSOWG, new missionaries arrived … Continue reading Read the Book & Pray Better
the Missionaries & breaking up with God
While the birth of my first child and subsequent experiences led me to cease to actively follow Christian Science (CS) doctrine I did (and do) still turn to many of the platitudes espoused by Christian Science when dealing with problems that arise. I find the language and the step-by-step problem solving process comforting. Even though … Continue reading the Missionaries & breaking up with God
Where to Start
I remember the day I started to lose faith in Christian Science. It was a Sunday in January. After a week of bed rest, sincere prayer and study my midwife informed me my blood pressure was high enough we needed to go to the emergency room, now. Tearful and totally freaked out, I called my … Continue reading Where to Start