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. Some readers may be aware that the Committee on Publication (COP) folks--they're the public relations army of the Christian Science Church--have been working … Continue reading Back To the Batcave, Chickenhawks!
From elementary school through college one of my closest friends was a boy named William (1). We met through our local Christian Science Church -- we both regularly attended Sunday School, and, for a time our younger sisters were Best Friends. One summer while William was visiting extended family, he had a nasty bicycle accident -- … Continue reading Kung fu fighting, Dancing queen Tribal spaceman and all that’s in between
The following is an e-mail I received from a reader that I have shared here with their permission. I don't often publish e-mails from readers, but when I do they'll be categorized and tagged "Hi Kat e-mails." I was dealing recently with the apparent belief a very sore foot that suddenly became alarmingly swollen and … Continue reading Hi Kat: I’m so grateful to know that I can turn to evidence based medicine for healing
The following is an e-mail I received from a reader that I have shared here with their permission. I don't often publish e-mails from readers, but when I do they'll be categorized and tagged "Hi Kat e-mails." About 3 years ago I was late for work so I was running across a busy Boston Street … Continue reading Hi Kat: I finally had kicked the cs habit
I understand dental work can be a difficult issue for some people, which is why the majority of this post is behind the page break. Adventures in Christian Science Dental Work I recently met with an oral surgeon to discuss taking out my remaining wisdom tooth, part of the consult involved a questionnaire about my … Continue reading Praying away the Cavities
The other morning Homeschoolers Anonymous shared a piece from Libby Anne’s blog Love Joy Feminism entitled Talking to Kids About Social Services, Part 1 I could have written the opening paragraph, but I would have replaced "homeschooling" with "Christian Science" I grew up afraid of social services. Social workers were something of a bogeyman in the … Continue reading the bogeymen in the Christian Science closet
The following is a guest post by regular reader and sometimes contributor, the Amazing Bacon. For more about Bacon, please visit the Guest Posts & Contributors tab at the top of the page. Having been raised in CS, denial of material self is touted as one of the greatest virtues: denial of pain, injury, hunger, … Continue reading the backfiring of denial