The following post is part of the on-going "I went to the Doctor" series, which details first hand experiences of Christian Scientists and former-Christian Scientists who sought medical care or treatment outside of Christian Science. We hope that by sharing our experiences using medical care that it will help break down the stigma and fear! … Continue reading my mother’s turn to medical hospice – B.C.D.’s story
As a general rule, I try not to get involved in politics, but I don't feel that religions should be exempted from anything -- they should pay taxes, they should have to enroll in health care. As Jesus reminded them, render unto Caesar what is Caesar's. Jesus also said "suffer the little children" (Matthew 19:14) … Continue reading UPDATED: Calling your Congress People on Religious Exemptions
The following is a Question & Answer post where former Christian Scientists try and explain Christian Science reasoning to fairly commonly asked questions. We will be periodically sharing them, as questions that would benefit from multiple perspectives arise. This post is being answered by EG, who blogs at emergegently.wordpress.com, and Kat, who blogs at Kindism.org. … Continue reading Question: If a Christian Scientist is gravely ill and prays for healing and dies when a medical intervention could have saved their life is that, in the minds of their loved ones, simply because God didn’t want them to live?
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