Reflections on the Prin Bubble

I recently had a series of long chat with a dear friend from my time at Prin. These are some of my thoughts from that. By sharing this, I hope to shed light on Principia the institution, which touts the low student-teacher and student-staff ratios as a reason for attending. Please do not shame the … Continue reading Reflections on the Prin Bubble

quick links!

A few quick links Principia is in the news again, for all the wrong reasons  A member of the ExCS Facebook community was interviewed for a podcast (#277 Religious Abuse) (more about the FB community and the related FB page) Really fabulous take on the Myth of Safe Spaces... Divine Love is everywhere. How can you escape omnipresence? 

1989 Measles at Principia Upper School – a first hand account

The following guest post is a a first hand account of the 1989 measles outbreak at the Principia Upper School. What were your experiences with CS nursing while at Prin during the measles outbreak? How did they diagnose it since they're trained to see disease as unreal & contagion as just as unreal? This measles epidemic … Continue reading 1989 Measles at Principia Upper School – a first hand account

Equality at Prin, Vague Repression for All!

This is a follow up on https://kindism.org/2014/11/18/new-policies-on-homosexuality-at-principia-college/  If anyone would like to share an extended piece about their thoughts about, or experiences with Principia's policies (beyond a brief comment), please be in touch! I welcome guest posts! The TL;DR version Gays can now openly attend Principia, and the Administration has shifted their focus to combat … Continue reading Equality at Prin, Vague Repression for All!

Christian Science Culture and Positive Peer Pressure at Principia College

Back in February, Jonny Sacramanga gave an interview about Leaving Fundamentalism. A section of the interview really jumped out at me, so I bookmarked it with every intention writing a post. In the interview, Sacramanga talks about positive peer pressure in relation to Accelerated Christian Education (ACE). On his blog, ACE is described as a … Continue reading Christian Science Culture and Positive Peer Pressure at Principia College

“The Best College You can Actually Get Into” is NOT Principia

Time.com's Money section recently ran a list of the 25 "Best You can Actually Get Into" colleges, Principia College came in at number one. I take issue with Time listing Principia as number one, I have previously blogged about the many, many problems with Principia, and to list it as a viable option for the … Continue reading “The Best College You can Actually Get Into” is NOT Principia

Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science Perspectives on Sex, Homosexuality & Marriage

The following is a list of resources for those who wish to further explore the topics of Sex, Homosexuality, and Marriage within the context of Christian Science and Ms. Eddy's views. It is by no means an extensive list of resources, merely a starting point for further reading. All links shared below worked at the … Continue reading Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science Perspectives on Sex, Homosexuality & Marriage

Open Letter Regarding Principia’s Gay Policies

This was forwarded me by a reader: John Near (former Principia professor) wrote this extraordinary open letter regarding Principia's gay policies, and has asked that it be distributed as widely as possible. It is well worth reading. It can also be seen at the pro-CS site SharethePractice.org (http://sharethepractice.org/blog/2013/12/03/open-letter-to-the-principia-community-by-dr-john-near-professor-emeritus/) Numerous people come across Kindism.org searching for … Continue reading Open Letter Regarding Principia’s Gay Policies