This post is also up as a guest post at Emerging Gently. I was going to write a post comparing and contrasting Christian Science Nursing with modern medical nursing until I came to the Churches own page about the topic and read what Christian Science Nursing actually entails, and my desire to write a polite analysis … Continue reading the healing ministry of Christian Science nursing
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
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 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
I feel strongly about the separation of Church and State. I enjoy having the freedom to practice whatever I'd like, and the freedom from being forced to practice any particular religion. It makes me uncomfortable when "conservatives" with "Christian" values start lobbying Congress for laws that line up with their (Old Testament) views on morality … Continue reading Christian Science, Health Care & the Government