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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Welcome Ms. Eddy's Inspiration Round 3 (for all posts on this topic see the MBE Inspiration tag). Answers to Ms. Eddy's Inspiration Round 2 are now up. As noted in Rounds 1 and 2, Ms. Eddy claims Science and Health with Key to the Scripture was divinely inspired and that her only source was the … Continue reading Ms. Eddy’s Inspiration Round 3
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
Welcome Ms. Eddy's Inspiration Round 2 (for all posts on this topic see the MBE Inspiration tag). Answers to Ms. Eddy's Inspiration Round 1 are now up. As with Round 1, while Ms. Eddy claims Science and Health with Key to the Scripture was divinely inspired and that her only source was the Bible, I have … Continue reading Ms. Eddy’s Inspiration (Round 2)
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Ms. Eddy claims Science and Health with Key to the Scripture was divinely inspired and that her only source was the Bible (see below). With that in mind, I will now inform you that the passages below come from the following sources: Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy Quimby Manuscript by Horatio Dresser The Leiber … Continue reading Ms. Eddy’s Inspiration (round 1)
a true first person testimonial of a Christian Science parent. It is terrifying when a child has a medical emergency that doesn't heal immediately. My heart goes out to the family.
Pope Francis: Women called to service, not servitude There's Nothing About Abortion in the Bible -- So How Do Right-Wing Christians Justify Their Crusade Against Women? (found via the incredibly thought provoking abortion tag at Defeating the Dragons) "Babies are Cute" And Other Non-Starter Arguments for Forced Childbearing How I Learned I Was Pro-Choice By … Continue reading what I’ve been reading – women
Narendra Dabholkar - Narendra Dabholkar, fighter against superstition, was killed on August 20th, aged 67Another Obamacare Win: Religious Birth Control Exemption Thrown Out by CourtMichigan Attorney General Schuette: Marriage is for regulating sexual relationships to make babiesChristians, Can We Drop This 'Creationism' Thing Already?Texas Textbook Hearing Incites Debate Over Whether Students Should Learn Creationism meme via … Continue reading what I’ve been reading – superstition, sex & creation