I am sorry to report to you that the U.S. House passed HR1814 by voice vote a few hours ago; their votes will not be recorded. [The bill gives everyone with sincere religious beliefs against medical care an exemption from purchasing health insurance. Continue reading →
This e-mail came this morning. The Christian Scientists will be out in full-force, trust me.
Dear CHILD Members and Friends:
We’ve just learned that HR1814, the bill to give everyone an exemption from buying health insurance if they have “sincerely-held religious beliefs” against medical care, will go to the House floor tomorrow under suspension of the rules. It is bypassing the House Ways and Means Committee. Continue reading →
Politics is something I don’t care much for, and don’t get involved with much beyond the voting booth. I have my political positions, and I do express them on occasion, but I’m not a political activist, and I would never use a platform such as this blog to advocate a political stance, except when it’s an issue that strikes at the core of what I write about here in this blog. Continue reading →
Usually when someone talks about “coming out” it’s in reference to declaring one’s sexuality, specifically if one is homosexual. In my small circle of on-line friends who are former Christian Scientists, we also frequently talk of “coming out”, however in this case for us, it isn’t about sexuality, it’s about declaring publicly, especially to our Christian Scientist friends and family, that we are no longer Christian Scientists. Continue reading →
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. It will be simultaneously cross-posted on both blogs. We have catagorized and tagged these as “Christian Science Q&A”
Today, we answer this question, posed by a reader at Kindism: 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? Continue reading →
I’ve heard and read more than a few accounts from former Christian Scientists about how absolutely callous and un-loving some Christian Scientists can be. From criticisms levelled at the person who wheels their invalid spouse into church every Sunday “for all to see” to accusations made to parents that their grown son came to church “falling down drunk”, when in fact the person was suffering from a disease that impaired their movements. Continue reading →
Image credit: One Nation Under Nothing (Facebook Page).
As I write this post, both the upper and lower houses of the United States state of Arizona’s legislature have passed a bill that would permit any business in the state to refuse service to certain people (read LGBT), based on “sincerely held religious beliefs”. If this bill receives the governor’s signature, it will become the law of the land, and there is every likelihood it will, as the governor is a social conservative. Continue reading →
“You may know when first Truth leads by the fewness and faithfulness of its followers.”
(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 225)
This statement is often held up by Christian Scientists as a banner of proof that Christian Science (a.k.a. Truth*) is as strong and relevant as ever, and as a denial of the reality of its very precipitous decline since about the mid 20th century. Continue reading →
A blog I regularly follow and enjoy is “Godless in Dixie“. The writer of this blog left his fundamentalist Christian faith and is now an atheist. Oh, and he lives in Mississippi–one of the most rabidly conservatively Christian places in the world, hence the name of his blog. Being Christian is woven into every part of the fabric of life there. Recently, he wrote this post, which touched a familiar nerve with me. He talks about those who have built their lives so much around a religious faith, such that the thought of leaving it becomes absolutely horrifying, as it could literally mean losing everything, and starting from scratch. Continue reading →
As with Round 1, while Ms. Eddy claims Science and Health with Key to the Scripture was divinely inspired and that her only source was the Bible, I have drawn from a variety of sources to compile the passages below. What work is hers? I’ll let you try and sort that out.
Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy (the 1875 and 1994 editions)
Quimby Manuscript by Horatio Dresser
The Leiber Document found in Mrs. Eddy Purloins from Hegel (1936) by Walter M. Haushalter
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1) science brings to light truth and its supremacy, universal harmony, God’s entirety, and matter’s nothingness.