A few quick links Principia is in the news again, for all the wrong reasons A member of the ExCS Facebook community was interviewed for a podcast (#277 Religious Abuse) (more about the FB community and the related FB page) Really fabulous take on the Myth of Safe Spaces... Divine Love is everywhere. How can you escape omnipresence?
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
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
video content note: Drunken Bible Study, Christmas Edition The Cost of Unbelief via the Economist Oh What Fun - Christmas with Chinese Characteristics via the Economist I think the video dovetails nicely with the afore mentioned Not-So-Virgin Birth of the Christmas Story and Slut Shaming, Sex-Negative Message in the Virgin Birth Story (via http://valerietarico.com/)
It appears that US News disagrees with Time.com’s Money section's opinion about Principia College. While Time places Principia as the "best college" a B-average student can get into, USNews ranks it 139 and makes sure it ties with several other colleges for the privilege. US News' ranking takes a number of factors into account, and … Continue reading Principia College Ties for 139th
A Judge Makes Critical Decisions In 'Children Act' via NPR (http://www.npr.org/2014/09/06/346299231/a-judge-makes-critical-decisions-in-children-act) Faith-healing comes under court scrutiny via The Freethinker (http://freethinker.co.uk/2014/09/05/faith-healing-comes-under-court-scrutiny/) Tenn. Supreme Court Hears Faith Healing Case via ABCNews (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/tennessee-supreme-court-hear-faith-healing-case-25247427) CHILD's Press Release on the Tennessee Case (http://childrenshealthcare.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/TNpressrelease2.pdf) CHILD's Crank amicus brief / Tennessee Case
Police investigate hazing allegations at Principia school via St. Louis Post-Dispatch (www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/police-investigate-hazing-allegations-at-principia-school/article_42dbd76a-db1a-5aa2-9dd8-13515708fece.html)