I know there are many of you, both Christian Scientist and former-Christian Scientist alike, who have sought medical help. In an effort to remove the stigma and alleviate the fear that is often associated with visiting healthcare professionals, I'm asking you to write in with your experiences, both good and bad, so that others can … Continue reading I went to the Doctor – Guest Post Project
This post was inspired by a conversation (or two) with the writer of Emerging Gently, who also has an excellent post about How to Leave Christian Science. This is a question that was posted in a "Time 4 Thinkers" forum, the cool, hip face of the Mother Church aimed at teens and young adults. how … Continue reading how do i leave christian science behind?
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
In Science and Health, p. 570 Ms. Eddy refers to Millions of unprejudiced minds — simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert — are waiting and watching for rest and drink. Give them a cup of cold water in Christ’s name, and never fear the consequences. The Church Alive Weekly Questions are … Continue reading millions of unprejudiced minds
I did not initially have a post planned for today, but a friend recently shared an article about Liz Heywood and her stand against religious abuse (you can read more about her story on her blog). I mostly skimmed the article, Ms. Heywood tends to make a regular appearance when I google for former-CS as … Continue reading there is no church protocol
I wrote this some time ago and there never seemed to be an appropriate time to share. I found there is/was an unhealthy focus and emphasis on "natural" childbirth within the CS movement. Don't get me wrong, I'm fine with "natural" but "natural" is not inherently safer, nor should people be judged by the choices … Continue reading striking a balance
People who are not raised "in Science" often do not understand why Christian Scientists don't seek medical assistance. This is an issue that has puzzled me as well, many CS wear glasses, visit the dentist, put braces on their children's teeth, and yet they do nothing when a child injures themselves or falls ill. I … Continue reading “just” go to a Doctor