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
We were driving somewhere and Kid1 spoke up from the backseat: "Mommy, what is church?" While I've done a lot of reading (see relevant book list below) on how to talk to the children about religious issues, I still felt caught off guard by the question. They like to ask these questions in the car when … Continue reading Mommy, what is church?
In the last month or two I've started being more open with some of post-Christian Science friends about my Christian Science upbringing. Often, the people I've shared with have been people who never knew me while I was still "in Science" -- or people who were not quite aware of my background and upbringing. Everyone has … Continue reading Five Questions
The following is a guest post by long-time reader and fellow former-Christian Scientist Dr. Spock. For more , please visit the Guest Posts & Contributors tab at the top of the page. Some readers may be aware that the Committee on Publication (COP) folks--they're the public relations army of the Christian Science Church--have been working … Continue reading Back To the Batcave, Chickenhawks!
The other day the Awkward Moments Children's Bible Facebook page shared a collection of horrifying "Christian Music" videos gathered from YouTube. I followed some of the links to their logical conclusions, and came across "I Just Want To (Be A Sheep)" The sheep theme reminded me of the guest post by the (obviously a pseudonym) … Continue reading Wanna be a Sheep
This is an incredibly long post which may be a little hard to follow. I mostly wrote it for myself, but thought I would share it here as well. It is a semi-metacognative conversation on selections from the chapter on Marriage in Science and Health. I was mostly left with a great desire to build … Continue reading the formation of mortals
I've been noticing a trend in questions recently and thought I should address them all in one post. If I missed any questions you may have had, leave a comment or e-mail me. Are you still a Christian Scientist? No. I have not relied exclusively on CS for healing for a number of years, and … Continue reading some questions answered