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
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
The following is a review of "God's Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church" by infrequent guest contributor Bacon. My own thoughts (and a section-by-section break down) of GPC will follow in good time. "God's Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church" one reaction to Caroline Fraser's work of … Continue reading God’s Perfect Child – a few thoughts from Bacon
One of my goals for this year is to read my way through a stack of books that have been sitting on my desk for months now. They are about atheism, religion, philosophy, science, social issues, parenting, and a few works of fiction. We'll see how far I get. This post contains some affiliate links. Thank you for … Continue reading Parenting Beyond Belief
Regular Sunday posting resumes today. Happy 2015! In September/October of 2014 I went through an internal rebellion. I realized that I want to consciously, intentionally move away from blogging (almost) exclusively about Christian Science. Part of me feels like I need to move on because I'm not in Christian Science anymore, and part of me wants … Continue reading chasing the fantasies that filled our minds
As a good Christian Scientist for many, many years, I did my part and abstained from alcohol. While I enjoy cooking with wine, I still don't drink, and my over all knowledge of alcoholic beverages is fairly limited. I'm sure there are other former-CS out there with a similar problem. Thankfully, this handy-dandy chart of … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
Former Christian Scientists in their own words, unplugged, and uncensored. Gripping reading I tell you, and very close to home.
An interesting discussion thread emerged in one of the ex-Christian Scientist Facebook groups. A friend thought it might be fun to share some of that discussion with a wider audience, and I agree. I now share with you, dear readers, former Christian Scientists in their own words, unplugged, and uncensored.
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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 highlights from and thoughts on "Why I Am Not A Christian Scientist" By Rev. William Evans, D. D. Director Bible Course, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Full text available from Archive.org, full link below. I appreciate that Rev. Evans opens with the well-acknowledged (at least in former-CS circles) fact that The Christian Scientist … Continue reading Some thoughts on “Why I Am Not A Christian Scientist” by Rev. Evans
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