Around this time of year I usually have a post that talks about darkness and light and Dragons and maybe we'd all be better off if we just sat down and ate tacos, because everyone knows dragons love tacos. I don't have it in me this year. Darkness and light, inner reflection, meh. I couldn't … Continue reading they’ll be back, they always come back
This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org. When Educated, A Memoir, by Tara Westover first came out, several of my former Christian Science acquaintances recommended it. I made a mental note to consider looking into it, but the story of a young woman who was home schooled in rural Idaho … Continue reading Why’d you gotta go & get Educated?
The other evening as I was preparing dinner, three young women knocked on our door. They introduced themselves as the "new missionaries" in town and wanted to "share a message" with us. I politely declined, wished them a good evening and closed the door. They looked mildly surprised, but took my rejection well. Kid2, who … Continue reading the new Missionaries & Santa
For part one: Saint Kat of the Sparkling Water Mormon Missionaries often inspire unintended lines of thinking (I'm pretty sure they never intended to push me to secular humanism) and this time was no exception. Something about the afternoon's encounter bugged me, and it took some time to sort out why. Then I found it: They noticed that … Continue reading Return of the Mormons Part 2: Religion, Guilt & Motherhood
Long time readers know I have a long and complicated history of relationships with Mormon Missionaries. They are one of the reasons I stopped calling myself "sort of Christian" and embraced Secular Humanism, they were one of the early influences of this blog, and in some ways, their optimistic faith reminds me a little of me … Continue reading Return of the Mormons Part 1: Saint Kat of the Sparkling Water
From elementary school through college one of my closest friends was a boy named William (1). We met through our local Christian Science Church -- we both regularly attended Sunday School, and, for a time our younger sisters were Best Friends. One summer while William was visiting extended family, he had a nasty bicycle accident -- … Continue reading Kung fu fighting, Dancing queen Tribal spaceman and all that’s in between
I found this to be a most enlightening piece, I was not aware that MBE’s coming was foretold and by prophecy and that the signs were fulfilled. I may have to keep this piece on hand if the dear Mormon missionaries ever come back to visit.
A Jehovah Witness has been visiting me off and on for over two years now and she finally asked me what religion I was of. I purposely did not want her to know, but since she finally asked I told her I was an Independent Christian Scientist. After the latest visit from my Jehovah Witness friend I wrote the following letter as I really did not have time to tell her much about Christian Science.
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I have a confession to make: I spend way too much time looking at my blog stats. Even when I don't post any content, I try and check and see how many people have stopped by to look. I'm still slightly shocked anyone (beyond my husband and my BFF) reads what I post. I also … Continue reading summaries
Elder Fox and his shadow TSOWG and the subsequent missionaries liked to talk about Faith. All I needed to do was have faith (and read a book and pray), and God would show me what was True. In my quest for something greater, I began by picking part Hebrews 11:1, Now faith is the substance … Continue reading faith, hope & love
While I never heard from Elder Fox and Elder the Short one with Glasses again my information had been entered into the cell phone which was handed along to the new "Elders" who were assigned missionary duty in my area. About nine months after my initial encounter with Elders Fox & TSOWG, new missionaries arrived … Continue reading Read the Book & Pray Better