for ice cream... Christian Scientists may abstain from alcohol, but they do not abstain from ice cream. Want to lure teenagers to Wednesday evening testimony meetings? Offer to take them to an ice cream social after. Want to entice your Sunday School class memorizing the Ten Commandments backwards? Offer them ice cream. And then there … Continue reading you scream, I scream, we all scream
I don’t remember where I first heard about Sasha Sagan’s book For Small Creatures Such as We, Finding Wonder and Meaning in Our Unlikely World, but I do remember it sitting in my online cart for months before I finally caved and bought a gently used second hand copy, somehow I ended up with an … Continue reading we celebrate because celebrations are fun
I’m tired of being told I’m brave.I didn’t set out to be brave,I set out to find others.Others.Others whose mother’s had handed off the phoneTo the elderly woman who told me what I saw with my own eyes was a lie,What I felt in the swollen flesh was a falsehood.I was fine.I was more than … Continue reading I’m tired of being told I’m brave.
I have struggled with the concept of “mindful” for years. It usually comes with a lecture, or a demand disguised as a request often framed as a learning opportunity. It has been used to override boundaries, and bypass requests. The concept is often used in Christian Science to blame, shame, undermine, and side-step the actual … Continue reading mindfulness (little “m”)
As the stars in order going,All-harmonious, He doth move;Heavenly calm and comfort showing,Comes the healing word of love.Who the word of wisdom hearethFeels the Father Love within,Where as dawn the shadow cleareth,Love outshines the night of sin.- Hymn 263 I’m part way through Small Creatures Such As We, Finding Wonder and Meaning in Our Unlikely … Continue reading Confession, Atonement & Redemption
This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org. Christian Science is a cult, not occult1, a cult. Some of you will probably stop reading now, or will immediately start composing comments that Christian Science is NOT A CULT. Cool. If you’re not ready to call Christian Science a cult, that’s okay … Continue reading Christian Science is a Cult
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
https://youtu.be/MlvGl3V3Jmw FFCS/ExCS Collaboration Get Wise Webinar is up, more details on the ExChristian Scientist site!
I'm excited to share this with everyone. As part of my work with the Ex-Christian Scientist group, I am collaborating with the The Fellowship of Former Christian Scientists to host a zoom workshop about how and why CS continues to influence our lives! Why does CS continue to influence your life even years after leaving? … Continue reading Get Wise FFCS/ExCS Webinar
Mommy, what is that line on your chin? A scar.How did you get it?I fell off a scooter. Then what happened?I got up, walked about fifty yards back to the house and Grandma sat me on the kitchen counter and cleaned me up a bit. I had a huge band aid on my chin for … Continue reading normalization