This is a fascinating talk by Dr. Linda Kramer, author of Perfect Peril: Christian Science and Mind Control -- I have not read it, but it is on my list. Content warning: Dr. Kramer has "found Jesus" so there are strong, recurrent themes of Christianity in the first 20 minutes. Around the 20 minute mark, … Continue reading Fellowship of Former Christian Scientists, Dr. Linda Kramer’s Talk
Kidnapped For Christ Official Trailer the NYTimes piece The Kids Aren’t All Right, and Neither Is the School ‘Kidnapped for Christ’ Investigates a Boarding School via Awkward Moments Children's Bible CHILD COERCION IN PROGRESS via Stop Religious Child Abuse https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=754250287950673
It seems the "Circle of faith" community at christianscience.com is closing down. While I never spent much time there, I did enjoy the idea that The Mother Church would permit "open idalogue among Christian Scientists, their fellow Christians, and people of other faith traditions." The reason given? we feel this is an opportunity to pause … Continue reading renew a focus on our primary resources for spiritual growth – shut down the questioning
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
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
A regular reader shared the following piece from the February 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal, the piece is part of The Christian Science Journal's columns "Your Questions & Answers" (1). The following is a screen shot from facebook group where the article was copied and pasted in full (2). I have also uploaded it … Continue reading What is The Mother Church’s policy on sexuality and membership?
Half a drugs power comes from thinking it will work via NPR Proof that group meditation can change the world via spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco Schools via sfgate.com Scientists finally show thoughts can cause specific molecular changes to your genes via tunedbody.com Can you actually get sick from being cold? via gizmodo This … Continue reading what I’ve been reading: this post will make you happy!