for ice cream... Christian Scientists may abstain from alcohol, but they do not abstain from ice cream. Want to lure teenagers to Wednesday evening testimony meetings? Offer to take them to an ice cream social after. Want to entice your Sunday School class memorizing the Ten Commandments backwards? Offer them ice cream. And then there … Continue reading you scream, I scream, we all scream
Tag: Bad Christian Science
reclaiming Reality from Ms. Eddy’s Matrix is an on-going challenge
There is a new Matrix movie coming out this December, and I'm kinda excited about it, so I'm going to re-share an older post from April 2014 because I can. I'll see it after it comes out -- eventually, from the comfort of my living room, and I might even have a few thoughts about … Continue reading reclaiming Reality from Ms. Eddy’s Matrix is an on-going challenge
everything is always good
Every one of them says "how are you?" And you always have to say "good," even if you're not good. If you say things aren't good, they'll wonder -- aloud -- why you're placing "limits" on yourself or the situation. All things are possible through God and enough prayer. This does not stop … Continue reading everything is always good
the uneasy détente with the elephant: life “after” Christian Science
The other day at drop off I was chatting with some other mothers about how we spend our childfree mornings while our little ones are at school. The usual errands, cleaning, the occasional manicure or massage, sometimes a project, or various appointments. When we get back we compare notes on what we managed to accomplish, some … Continue reading the uneasy détente with the elephant: life “after” Christian Science
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
Former Christian Scientists In Their Own Words
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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on wisdom and teeth
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
House of Horrors
The following is a guest post by long-time reader and fellow former-Christian Scientist Dr. Spock. For more, please visit the Guest Posts & Contributors tab at the top of the page. I frequently visit Victoria, British Columbia, a place that stirs a lot of memories for me, and I recently got back from a week … Continue reading House of Horrors
renew a focus on our primary resources for spiritual growth – shut down the questioning
It seems the "Circle of faith" community at christianscience.com is closing down. While I never spent much time there, I did enjoy the idea that The Mother Church would permit "open idalogue among Christian Scientists, their fellow Christians, and people of other faith traditions." The reason given? we feel this is an opportunity to pause … Continue reading renew a focus on our primary resources for spiritual growth – shut down the questioning
What I’ve been reading: close to home
I was not supposed to happen via Home Schoolers Anynomous (http://homeschoolersanonymous.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/i-was-not-supposed-to-happen/) My sincere request for you to stop telling me you're praying for me via Unpacked Thoughts (http://unpackthatthought.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/my-sincere-request-for-you-to-stop-telling-me-youre-praying-for-me/) Image via the internet somewhere. Full disclosure, Benny Hinn is/was one of my favorite televangelists... "he touched me!"