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
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
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." Hi Kat, I really appreciate your website. I was raised with Christian Science beliefs by my mother and … Continue reading hi Kat: there is hope to get through the red tape
The following is a guest post I wrote that was originally posted at Emerging Gently. I am sharing it again here as 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 … Continue reading 48-hour stomach bug – Kat’s Story
An article entitled Should Kids Need Parental Consent to Get Sex Education in School? (1) recently appeared in my facebook feed. Apparently the need for parental consent is "to protect the children" Republican state Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook sponsored bills S.B. 376 and H.B. 2620 after a constituent came to her in January appalled at a … Continue reading opting out of sex-ed
This post was originally going to try and show Christian Scientists that Mary Baker Eddy was not totally against doctors and people doing their best to meet their needs at their own current spiritual level, and abide by the law. So far I've come across one article from the from The Christian Science Journal, Volume 18 … Continue reading Mary Baker Eddy, The Mother Church, Vaccinations, Doctors & Practical Health Care
Measles Outbreak in a Highly Vaccinated Population, San Diego, 2008: Role of the Intentionally Undervaccinated via Refutations to Anti-Vaccine Memes Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC. via the Daily Beast Anti-vaccine activists contributing to measles outbreaks around the U.S. via Raw Story Insurance for All: Germans Can't Fathom US Aversion to Obama's … Continue reading What I’ve been Reading: Measles, the Dead & Healthcare Access
A Christian Scientists perspective on Congressional Lobbying over healthcare and exemptions for Christian Scientists. Beautifully put and well worth the read.
The letter of Science plentifully reaches humanity to-day, but its spirit comes only in small degrees. The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love. Without this, the letter is but the dead body of Science, – pulseless, cold, inanimate. – Mary Baker Eddy.
In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy defines “Church” as the “structure of Truth and Love” and says the role of Church is to rouse “the dormant understanding… to the apprehension of spiritual ideas…”
Lately some members of the Christian Science church have been busy lobbying their politicians for exemptions for Christian Scientists from health insurance and laws regarding child neglect. And I’m sorry, but I have to ask – how is exempting Christian Scientists from health insurance laws and child neglect laws in any way going to help rouse anyone’s…
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The Christian Science Church has a special Committee on Publication's U.S. Federal Office: Located in Washington, DC, this office works with U.S. Congressional, executive, and regulatory offices to help them and the public gain a more accurate understanding of Christian Science. We follow developments in health care and insurance, and we work to ensure that … Continue reading Christian Science, the Affordable Health Care Act & Congressional Lobbying