Christian (Pseudo) Science

Pseudoscience is a claim, belief or practice which is falsely presented as scientific, but does not adhere to a valid scientific method, lacks supporting scientific evidence or plausibility, cannot be reliably tested, or otherwise lacks scientific status.1

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LBGT sexuality and Christian Science

Some time ago I swore to myself, and in e-mail witness with my friend and fellow ex-Christian Scientist blogger at Kindism, that I was not going to wade into the extra crazy/weird world of sexuality and Christian Science. I’ve been quite happy to leave this odd topic in her capable hands. Well, I’m going to break that vow–just a little bit. My post today deals with a hot-button (for some) issue: those who are lesbian/bi-sexual/gay/transgender (LBGT) or sometimes generically and incorrectly lumped together under the term, homosexual. Bisexual people are not homosexual, by the way, nor are transgender folks. Homosexuality refers specifically to those who are attracted to those of the same gender as themselves. Continue reading

Slowing Down & Changes

When I first started writing this blog, my initial goal was to simply tell my story of being a Christian Scientist, and more importantly how I left Christian Science. I’ve seen it grow to be more than just that, and I’ve seen it touch many readers who’ve found a resonance between my experiences and thoughts and theirs. It’s also ruffled a few feathers, some of whom have made themselves known to me, and I’m sure there are many who have kept their criticisms to themselves.

However, I have never intended for this blog to continue forever. My regular readers will know that I’ve at times referred to Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (the so-called ‘textbook’ of Christian Science, written by Mary Baker Eddy–the founder of Christian Science) as 600 pages of saying “matter, sin, disease, and death are not real; God is the only thing that is real” or something to that effect. I don’t want to become the anti-Christian Science version of that, and I fear that I am very close to becoming just that. As I periodically paw through my virtual bin of draft posts, I’ve seen a few that address topics I’ve already written about. After all, how many times, and in how many ways can I say that Christian Science is bullshit? That Christian Science doesn’t work, and that it’s done incalculable damage not only to me and my family, but to so many others? I think I’ve covered that ground reasonably well. Although I think others could do better, I’ve given it my best shot.

So it is that I’ve come to this point. While I still think I have some bullets left in the chamber, I’m going to slow down with regular posting to this blog. I want to focus more of my efforts on other projects, and different aspects of my life. I will still continue to post regularly to this blog, but after this week, instead of new posts going up weekly, new posts will now go up every other week.

Thank you for being a part of my on-line journey here!

Thoughts On The End

I’ve recently had a dialogue with a reader regarding a recent post. My friend is a Christian Scientist, while I, obviously, am not. The discussion centred somewhat around end-of-life issues, and it’s prompted me to think about this rather uncomfortable subject. Continue reading