The other morning Homeschoolers Anonymous shared a piece from Libby Anne’s blog Love Joy Feminism entitled Talking to Kids About Social Services, Part 1 I could have written the opening paragraph, but I would have replaced "homeschooling" with "Christian Science" I grew up afraid of social services. Social workers were something of a bogeyman in the … Continue reading the bogeymen in the Christian Science closet
Tag: radical reliance
the backfiring of denial
The following is a guest post by regular reader and sometimes contributor, the Amazing Bacon. For more about Bacon, please visit the Guest Posts & Contributors tab at the top of the page. Having been raised in CS, denial of material self is touted as one of the greatest virtues: denial of pain, injury, hunger, … Continue reading the backfiring of denial
All the Rugged Way
The following guest post is a short story by Joseph Woodbury III., shared with his permission. A frail, elderly lady, pale and birdlike, walked slowly down the busy street, quietly singing a hymn to herself, “Shepherd, show me how to go, O’er the hillside steep. How to gather, how to sow, How to feed Thy … Continue reading All the Rugged Way
the Unattainable perfect and clear comprehension of the living Spirit
For my Christian Science readers, I'm going to remind you of a harsh fact: Christian Scientsts die, just like everybody else. No where does Ms. Eddy claim that Christian Science will cause the MATERIAL BODY to live forever, it is Spiritual Man that is immortal. Expressing shock and grief at someone's passing is natural. What is … Continue reading the Unattainable perfect and clear comprehension of the living Spirit
48-hour stomach bug – Kat’s Story
The following is a guest post I wrote that was originally posted at Emerging Gently. I am sharing it again here as 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 … Continue reading 48-hour stomach bug – Kat’s Story
Mary Baker Eddy, The Mother Church, Vaccinations, Doctors & Practical Health Care
This post was originally going to try and show Christian Scientists that Mary Baker Eddy was not totally against doctors and people doing their best to meet their needs at their own current spiritual level, and abide by the law. So far I've come across one article from the from The Christian Science Journal, Volume 18 … Continue reading Mary Baker Eddy, The Mother Church, Vaccinations, Doctors & Practical Health Care
Christian Science: Lobbying It or Living It?
A Christian Scientists perspective on Congressional Lobbying over healthcare and exemptions for Christian Scientists. Beautifully put and well worth the read.
Adventures of the Madcap Christian Scientist
The letter of Science plentifully reaches humanity to-day, but its spirit comes only in small degrees. The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love. Without this, the letter is but the dead body of Science, – pulseless, cold, inanimate. – Mary Baker Eddy.
In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy defines “Church” as the “structure of Truth and Love” and says the role of Church is to rouse “the dormant understanding… to the apprehension of spiritual ideas…”
Lately some members of the Christian Science church have been busy lobbying their politicians for exemptions for Christian Scientists from health insurance and laws regarding child neglect. And I’m sorry, but I have to ask – how is exempting Christian Scientists from health insurance laws and child neglect laws in any way going to help rouse anyone’s…
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Christian Science, the Affordable Health Care Act & Congressional Lobbying
The Christian Science Church has a special Committee on Publication's U.S. Federal Office: Located in Washington, DC, this office works with U.S. Congressional, executive, and regulatory offices to help them and the public gain a more accurate understanding of Christian Science. We follow developments in health care and insurance, and we work to ensure that … Continue reading Christian Science, the Affordable Health Care Act & Congressional Lobbying
UPDATED: Calling your Congress People on Religious Exemptions
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
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?