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
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
What is The Mother Church’s policy on sexuality and membership?
A regular reader shared the following piece from the February 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal, the piece is part of The Christian Science Journal's columns "Your Questions & Answers" (1). The following is a screen shot from facebook group where the article was copied and pasted in full (2). I have also uploaded it … Continue reading What is The Mother Church’s policy on sexuality and membership?
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
Policy at Principia: What are they afraid of?
Although I have not written much about Principia's policies recently, Jesus couldn't go to Principa College continues to be a popular post. It was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek piece pointing out that even the Son of God (or God himself depending on your theological perspective) wouldn't stand a chance with Principia's Admissions Department, but … Continue reading Policy at Principia: What are they afraid of?
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
Final Generation CS
Not too long ago the Mad Cap Christian Scientist talked about being a "Second Generation Geologist," pointing out that A person can’t just inherit an expertise in geology – you have to do your own work, and put in your own study of it to be able to make the claim that you’re a geologist. … Continue reading Final Generation CS
human fabrication & “true” Christian Science
A few weeks ago I was contacted by an author, spiritual healer and counselor in Australia who had come across kindism.org. She writes monthly inspirational news letters, and has recently posted some of them to her website/blog. I found her July message on "True Christian Science" (1) to be rather interesting. She begins with a … Continue reading human fabrication & “true” Christian Science
cucumbers cause cholera
Was Ms. Eddy crazy, or a product of her time? This question seems to come up again and again when reading about Ms. Edddy, her "science" and beliefs. I don't doubt that she was a "difficult" woman, the quote about "well behaved women rarely make history" seems to apply nicely. When considering Ms. Eddy's ideas, … Continue reading cucumbers cause cholera