“Simple” Ideas

This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org. One Simple Idea, How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life I recently read One Simple Idea, How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life, by Mitch Horowitz, which charts the history of the positive thinking movement from Quimby and Eddy, to modern day prosperity-gospel televangelists. I'm … Continue reading “Simple” Ideas

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Finding Balance in Perfection

Words are very important in Christian Science, one of the most commonly used words is perfect, for example, man is made in God's perfect image and likeness. In Christian Science, perfect is used as an adjective -- man is ideal, flawless ,without fault, exemplary. Man's state of perfection is presented as FACT, to accept anything less … Continue reading Finding Balance in Perfection

Wanna be a Sheep

The other day the Awkward Moments Children's Bible Facebook page shared a collection of horrifying "Christian Music" videos gathered from YouTube. I followed some of the links to their logical conclusions, and came across "I Just Want To (Be A Sheep)" The sheep theme reminded me of the guest post by the (obviously a pseudonym) … Continue reading Wanna be a Sheep

My Inner Quiet

A number of years ago, my father gave me a small pendent of an anchor. I wore it on a necklace, similar to the way Christians wear crosses. I never felt comfortable wearing a cross, none of them ever felt "right" and I never had a Christian Science "cross and crown" pendent, although for a … Continue reading My Inner Quiet