I've been unpacking some of the topics covered by the Get Wise webinar with Bob & Judy Pardon, and (heavily paraphrasing here) somewhere along the way they talked about how destructive systems*, like Christian Science, make the abnormal appear totally normal. This normal/abnormal issue pops up fairly regularly, I often find it triggering in the … Continue reading When the “Normal” isn’t actually Normal At All
Everyone should read this post. Yes, this is an uncomfortable topic, but it is very important, and Emerging Gently has done an excellent job handling the subject!
I’ve recently had a dialogue with a reader regarding a recent post. My friend is a Christian Scientist, while I, obviously, am not. The discussion centred somewhat around end-of-life issues, and it’s prompted me to think about this rather uncomfortable subject.
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The following guest post is a first hand account of the 1985 measles outbreak at Principia College. PROLOGUE I look back at my days during the 1980’s at Principia college with a lot of mixed feelings. Though initially the place captivated me by the nature of the area and the intelligence of the teachers, the college … Continue reading PATIENT #5
From my e-mail, a follow-up corroboration of measles at Prin 1989: That is about how I remember it, though I don't remember a whole lot. This a really good account. . When I was first transferred to the middle school wing, I remember they tricked me and said I'd only be there for a night. Then … Continue reading measles at Prin 1989 (follow-up)
From Lucia Greenhouse, shared with permission. Debunking this article from the Christian Science Monitor: "Why do some parents choose not to vaccinate? (From the Christian Science Monitor (Feb 3, 2015) By Amanda Paulson, Staff writer FEBRUARY 3, 2015 It's a question that's being asked with increased intensity and often hostility in the wake of a measles outbreak … Continue reading Debunking this article from the Christian Science Monitor
For a more comprehensive overview of damage caused Christian Science treatment and religious exemptions, please see Children's Healthcare Is a Legal Duty (CHILD), which has a list of situations where Christian Science (among others) has fought for religious exemptions, often with fatal consequences. http://childrenshealthcare.org/?page_id=171 http://childrenshealthcare.org/?page_id=200 More from CHILD on Religious Exemptions From Parental Duties Of Care Christian Science is quite … Continue reading Resources: Religious Exemptions & Christian Science
The following guest post is a a first hand account of the 1989 measles outbreak at the Principia Upper School. What were your experiences with CS nursing while at Prin during the measles outbreak? How did they diagnose it since they're trained to see disease as unreal & contagion as just as unreal? This measles epidemic … Continue reading 1989 Measles at Principia Upper School – a first hand account
This post is also up as a guest post at Emerging Gently. I was going to write a post comparing and contrasting Christian Science Nursing with modern medical nursing until I came to the Churches own page about the topic and read what Christian Science Nursing actually entails, and my desire to write a polite analysis … Continue reading the healing ministry of Christian Science nursing
This popped up in my facebook feed the other day with the line "If physical illnesses were treated like mental illnesses." It took me a few moments (longer than I care to admit) to realize they were serious, you shouldn't treat people who aren't feeling well like this. I showed it to my husband -- … Continue reading Empathy during Illness: Christian Science is Lacking
Some time ago, when I finally picked a dental office to work with, they did a new patient exam which included a 360 x-ray (180? not sure it was most impressive) of my head to see all my teeth. The hygienist noticed I had two remaining wisdom teeth: one was horizontal and un-errupted, while the … Continue reading on wisdom and teeth