I recently received an email from a CS-affiliated group that was holding a local gathering/discussion forum for Christian Scientists. It read, in part: These discussions will be exploring questions like: What are ways that your Christian Science community has supported you? What are some things you would like to see in your CS communities? What … Continue reading Why do young adults disengage with CS communities? HOW IS THIS EVEN A QUESTION!?
When I clicked on When A Mother Decides To Stop Cancer Treatment And Face Death I was not prepared for the onslaught of feels I was overcome with. It was another vaguely interesting article on my Facebook feed, and then a few paragraphs in I was hit with all the feels. "We’ve always been straightforward and honest," Lum said … Continue reading Straightforward & Honest
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?
This is another one of the books that has been sitting on my desk for longer than it should have. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org A few times a year our Sunday School teacher would sit us down and have us open our Bibles to Genesis and we would read … Continue reading In the Beginning
For part one: Saint Kat of the Sparkling Water Mormon Missionaries often inspire unintended lines of thinking (I'm pretty sure they never intended to push me to secular humanism) and this time was no exception. Something about the afternoon's encounter bugged me, and it took some time to sort out why. Then I found it: They noticed that … Continue reading Return of the Mormons Part 2: Religion, Guilt & Motherhood
In the last month or two I've started being more open with some of post-Christian Science friends about my Christian Science upbringing. Often, the people I've shared with have been people who never knew me while I was still "in Science" -- or people who were not quite aware of my background and upbringing. Everyone has … Continue reading Five Questions
Back in April I wrote my personal mission statement for The Ex-Christian Scientist. My work there, and having a life beyond my Ex-CS activities, are part of the reason I'm on hiatus for the summer. I thought I would share it with you here, and encourage you to visit The Ex-Christian Scientist if you have not already done so. I … Continue reading Why I’m doing this (reposted from The Ex-Christian Scientist)
This is another one of the books that has been sitting on my desk for longer than it should have. This post contains some affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org I've put down Dennet's Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life (see previous post) -- an excellent read, but rather heavy -- in favor … Continue reading fathermothergod: doing your part for the Cause
I'd like to share with you an exciting new resource for those who are doubting, questioning, leaving or have left Christian Science. A group of former members of the Christian Science Church have launched a new website designed as a resource for people who have left or are considering leaving the Christian Science faith. Christian Science (not to be confused with Scientology) … Continue reading Launching www.ExChristianScience.com
This is another one of the books that has been sitting on my desk for longer than it should have. This post contains some affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org After reading through Parenting Beyond Belief, I got my hands on the follow-up book, Raising Freethinkers. If you have children (or are thinking about having … Continue reading Raising Freethinkers