The day after I mailed in my letter of voluntary withdrawal from The Mother Church I got junk mail from the same organization: Special Offer - 20% Savings! complete with the option to enroll in the Automatic Renewal Program. The pre-checked box said: YES! Please send me 12 issues of the Christian Science Quarterly Bible … Continue reading Is the Universe, Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force?
It is my turn to be inspired by a fellow blogger: Emerging Gently has a piece entitled Christian Science AND Medical Care? which inspired me to actually read the NYTimes piece instead of just skimming over it and sighing heavily at TMC's attempt at relevance. Back in 2010 the NYTimes ran a piece entitled: Christian … Continue reading placating the masses & getting govmt. money
This is part of my on-going series of posts on Health Care for Christian Scientists & Former Christian Scientists. I have done my best to collect accurate information about vaccines so that you can make an informed decision. If you have any questions or concerns about vaccinations for yourself or your children, please talk to … Continue reading Vaccinations
I feel strongly about the separation of Church and State. I enjoy having the freedom to practice whatever I'd like, and the freedom from being forced to practice any particular religion. It makes me uncomfortable when "conservatives" with "Christian" values start lobbying Congress for laws that line up with their (Old Testament) views on morality … Continue reading Christian Science, Health Care & the Government
Growing up a Christian Scientist I often felt isolated from the rest of society. I didn't go to the doctor, or take medication. I went to church every Sunday, and often on Wednesdays as well. I wasn't "saved" or "born again" or even baptized. I hadn't "found Jesus" or taken Communion classes. I didn't go … Continue reading my path away from CS
I wrote this some time ago and there never seemed to be an appropriate time to share. I found there is/was an unhealthy focus and emphasis on "natural" childbirth within the CS movement. Don't get me wrong, I'm fine with "natural" but "natural" is not inherently safer, nor should people be judged by the choices … Continue reading striking a balance
People who are not raised "in Science" often do not understand why Christian Scientists don't seek medical assistance. This is an issue that has puzzled me as well, many CS wear glasses, visit the dentist, put braces on their children's teeth, and yet they do nothing when a child injures themselves or falls ill. I … Continue reading “just” go to a Doctor