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
I know there are many of you, both Christian Scientist and former-Christian Scientist alike, who have sought medical help. In an effort to remove the stigma and alleviate the fear that is often associated with visiting healthcare professionals, I'm asking you to write in with your experiences, both good and bad, so that others can … Continue reading I went to the Doctor – Guest Post Project
A must-read piece from the HuffPost Science Blog God Created Gravity: Why the U.S. Can't Keep Pace With Slovenia (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-schweitzer/god-created-gravity-why-t_b_4387942.html) Somewhat related: 33 jaw-droppingly bad multiple-choice questions from Accelerated Christian Education (http://leavingfundamentalism.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/33-jaw-droppingly-bad-multiple-choice-questions-from-accelerated-christian-education/) Image from the internet somewhere, I think I found it on facebook somewhere.
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
I started this post months ago, and I've revised it and revised it and revised it ever since (and I'll probably have revised it a few more times before it goes live - it has had 25+ revisions so far). I was initially considering quitting blogging entirely -- I'll be honest, the fact the top … Continue reading One Year In, Now What?
The fate vs. freewill discussion always fascinated me, it was one of the few discussions I enjoyed in my high school English class, and I was quite curious how it applied to Biblical lore: Adam and Eve had a choice to disobey God - I always found that poorly planned on God's part, but that … Continue reading Fate vs. Freewill: Did Jesus have a Choice?
I have written at length about authorized Church Literature, how every "good" Christian Scientist has at least three copies of Science & Health, and how even the Right Dictionary can make a difference. I recently visited a friend who had several bookcases full of CS-related literature - Bound Volumes, multiple copies of the KJV Bible … Continue reading the Co$t of Chri$tian $cience
In lieu of art and iconography, Christian Science churches often adorn their walls with stark quotes from Our Beloved Leader, the Discovered and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy. One of the more popular quotes to adorn sanctuary walls is "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every every human need." I've … Continue reading Divine Love: Two Boats & a Helicopter
I was inspired by the comments on the previous post to share a little more about my background. Everyone says they were "encouraged to explore and question," my father (selectively) encouraged my exploring and questioning. I did a lot of exploring and questioning, which is of the lovely, and often problematic, things about Christian Science: … Continue reading Final Generation 2
Not too long ago the Mad Cap Christian Scientist talked about being a "Second Generation Geologist," pointing out that A person can’t just inherit an expertise in geology – you have to do your own work, and put in your own study of it to be able to make the claim that you’re a geologist. … Continue reading Final Generation CS