I recently received word that a young woman I had attended college with at Principia passed away. I don't know the circumstances of her passing and it is unlikely that I'll ever know. She was a year older than I, and while we were never close friends, her death impacted me greatly: she was a … Continue reading the dead mothers society
In the chapter on Christian Science Practice in Science and Health, Ms. Eddy presents an "allegory illustrative of the law of divine Mind and of the supposed laws of matter and hygiene, an allegory in which the plea of Christian Science heals the sick" which runs from p. 430 - 443 (the end of the … Continue reading Christian Science Gaslighting
I was inspired by the comments on the previous post to share a little more about my background. Everyone says they were "encouraged to explore and question," my father (selectively) encouraged my exploring and questioning. I did a lot of exploring and questioning, which is of the lovely, and often problematic, things about Christian Science: … Continue reading Final Generation 2
Was Ms. Eddy crazy, or a product of her time? This question seems to come up again and again when reading about Ms. Edddy, her "science" and beliefs. I don't doubt that she was a "difficult" woman, the quote about "well behaved women rarely make history" seems to apply nicely. When considering Ms. Eddy's ideas, … Continue reading cucumbers cause cholera
I’m not sure “warning” is the right word, but this is something people should keep in mind. Jesus healed instantly, his disciples (contemporaries of the day who had learned directly from the Master) and the Apostle Paul fell short of Jesus’ level. 2000 years later, MBE and her CSPs often fall short of the amazing feats of physical healing. There should be no shame/stigma in the CS community attached to seeking medical attention.
Many CSPs are lovely people and are wonderful to talk to about problems, they can often help you calm down, address your fears, and work through trying times, but when it comes to life-or-death situations (infection, diabetes, cancer, unchecked growths, etc.) relying solely on someone’s “ability to heal through CS” and one’s own “understanding” is often deadly.
Christian Science practitioners pride themselves in using their Leader’s discovery and system, which is based on the original healing method of Christ Jesus.
But please note: All of Jesus’ healings were instant. There was no telling the patient they needed to handle an error before the healing could take place. There was no praying for hours, days, weeks, months and even years with no change in the condition or keeping the prayer up if it got worse. There was no refusal to take a case for moral reasons or for any reason. Jesus never made a second visit; he got it done in the first encounter.
Now that is Christian healing as Jesus did it. He may not have used meds, but he did get the job done. There is no reported case where He failed to heal. And He certainly never criticized people for not using His method.
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I think it is time for the Christian Science community to be a little more honest with themselves (and the public at large). The Mother Church can scoff at the "false" idea that Christian Science forbids it's followers from seeking medical care. The TMC can even let the NYTimes interview some CSPs with their blessing, … Continue reading a little honesty, please
A friend of mine shared this on my facebook wall recently and I thought it was worth sharing here. I love the reminder that when you pass away your energy is still around, it is not lost, it is just less orderly... some how that seems fitting. Planning Ahead Can Make a Difference in the … Continue reading Planning Ahead Can Make a Difference in the End
I began this post a while back and then the Sandy Hook shooting happened so I held off for a while, then an acquaintance of my husband committed suicide, so I put it off even longer. While many people "pass on too soon" in this post I am not talking about shootings, accidents (which are "unknown to … Continue reading passing on too soon, preventable deaths in Christian Science
I remember the day I started to lose faith in Christian Science. It was a Sunday in January. After a week of bed rest, sincere prayer and study my midwife informed me my blood pressure was high enough we needed to go to the emergency room, now. Tearful and totally freaked out, I called my … Continue reading Where to Start