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
the strange new world of “materia medica” – E.G.’s story
The following post is 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 that by sharing our experiences using medical care that it will help break down the stigma and fear! … Continue reading the strange new world of “materia medica” – E.G.’s story
Question: If a Christian Scientist is gravely ill and prays for healing and dies when a medical intervention could have saved their life is that, in the minds of their loved ones, simply because God didn’t want them to live?
The following is a Question & Answer post where former Christian Scientists try and explain Christian Science reasoning to fairly commonly asked questions. We will be periodically sharing them, as questions that would benefit from multiple perspectives arise. This post is being answered by EG, who blogs at emergegently.wordpress.com, and Kat, who blogs at Kindism.org. … Continue reading Question: If a Christian Scientist is gravely ill and prays for healing and dies when a medical intervention could have saved their life is that, in the minds of their loved ones, simply because God didn’t want them to live?
what I’ve been reading: this post will make you happy!
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!
a true first person testimonial of a Christian Science parent
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.
Divine Love: Two Boats & a Helicopter
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
Final Generation 2
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
Christian Science “healing” may take a little while
A little while back the Ithaca Journal ran a piece about Liz Heywood and her experience with Christian Science as a child (1). Shortly thereafter, someone wrote in to the Ithaca Journal with a follow up in-defense-of-CS article, and Ms. Heywood has since added her perspective to the ongoing discussion (2). Ms. Eddy is quite … Continue reading Christian Science “healing” may take a little while
This is part of my on-going series of posts on Health Care for Christian Scientists & Former Christian Scientists. Please remember, this is intended to offer people support, ideas, and resources. It is not in any way intended to be a substitute for medical advice or care. Please see a health care professional if you … Continue reading Hospital Stays
In Praise of Christian Science Practioners
I recently re-blogged MKHuggin's piece A Warning About Christian Science Practitioners which I felt articulated many of the problems with the CS approach to physical healing. I agree that if physical healing is not happening then people should go seek whatever medical/alternative means they feel are necessary without judgement. I feel radically relying on prayer … Continue reading In Praise of Christian Science Practioners