I recently had a series of long chat with a dear friend from my time at Prin. These are some of my thoughts from that. By sharing this, I hope to shed light on Principia the institution, which touts the low student-teacher and student-staff ratios as a reason for attending. Please do not shame the … Continue reading Reflections on the Prin Bubble
I recently typed up a seven page post about how Principia failed to meet and recognize the needs to students, then I had a conversation with a close friend who asked, rather pointedly, how Principia was supposed to know anything was wrong and I'm sharing this instead. In Christian Science we are to correct our … Continue reading Everything is Fine & Other Lies Principians Tell Each Other
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 post is being done in collaboration with my fellow ex-Christian Scientist blogger at Emerging Gently. We have also posed these same questions to other ex-Christian Scientists. Their answers appear in a series of posts on The Ex-Christian Scientist*. 1) Why did you attend Principia? I had to get away from the toxic culture perpetuated by my … Continue reading Five Questions – Principia Edition – Kat’s Answers
The following post is by guest contributor realscience. This is the first of two posts critiquing a lecture at Principia College by Laurance Doyle, Ph.D., entitled, "The Metaphysics of Quantum Physics." Doyle's talk makes two basic claims: (1) quantum physics validates Christian Science; and (2) Mary Baker Eddy anticipated the findings of 20th century physics. This … Continue reading Does Quantum Physics Validate Christian Science?
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
From my e-mail, a follow-up corroboration of measles at Prin 1989: That is about how I remember it, though I don't remember a whole lot. This a really good account. . When I was first transferred to the middle school wing, I remember they tricked me and said I'd only be there for a night. Then … Continue reading measles at Prin 1989 (follow-up)
From Lucia Greenhouse, shared with permission. Debunking this article from the Christian Science Monitor: "Why do some parents choose not to vaccinate? (From the Christian Science Monitor (Feb 3, 2015) By Amanda Paulson, Staff writer FEBRUARY 3, 2015 It's a question that's being asked with increased intensity and often hostility in the wake of a measles outbreak … Continue reading Debunking this article from the Christian Science Monitor
The following guest post is a a first hand account of the 1989 measles outbreak at the Principia Upper School. What were your experiences with CS nursing while at Prin during the measles outbreak? How did they diagnose it since they're trained to see disease as unreal & contagion as just as unreal? This measles epidemic … Continue reading 1989 Measles at Principia Upper School – a first hand account
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Three charged in Principia football hazing case TOWN AND COUNTRY • The investigation into hazing allegations at a sports camp at Principia Upper School last summer has led to felony charges for two teens, and misdemeanor counts against another. Read the entire article: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/three-charged-in-principia-football-hazing-case/article_2a28e65d-c4ed-5c53-a255-a70e1a14f92f.html Previous post on the topic: https://kindism.org/2014/09/04/what-ive-been-reading-hazing/