I’m not back to regular posting yet, but I wanted to speak up. I recently had reason to go back and read some of my early posts. It has been seven years since I started to leave Christian Science, and nearly four years since I started this blog.
Some of my early posts make my skin crawl, I went through stages of denial: maybe CS works –just not for me, maybe some of MBE’s ideas have merit. I would like to apologize for that. If CS works is coincidence and the amazing abilities of the human body to self-repair. If MBE is right, it is because she happened to borrow a better idea from someone else.
I think Christian Science is toxic and dangerous. It leads people to put off seeking medical care, and leaves them fearful of medical care and ignorant of how their body works. It isolates those who have problems and encourages them to blame themselves. If you need examples of this, see exchristianscience.com
For now, I’m going back to trying to find life/life balance. Regular posting will resume eventually.
5 thoughts on “I would like to apologize”
No need to apologize, Kat. The process of leaving Christian Science (or any cultish system) takes time, and many people who leave don’t ever complete the process. In my case, I left Christian Science decades ago with the attitude that it just wasn’t my cup of tea, but only recently came to understand that it is fraudulent and dangerous. You have to make an effort to go that far, and most former Christian Scientists don’t–it is just easier to avoid one’s Christian Science past rather than deconstruct it.
I love what you’re doing, but sometimes I think you’re a little too tolerant of Madcap. I don’t have the guts you have to take on this subject publicly, so you have my admiration, but I did want to say that.
You don’t have to apologize, Kat. We’ve all gone through it and some of us still are. In fact, I’m not sure I’ll ever recover from Christian Science. Thank you for your blog. It means a lot to me and, I’m sure, a lot of us.
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