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“Emerge gently from matter into Spirit.”
~Mary Baker Eddy (Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures, p. 485)

“Emerge gently” is a phrase that is familiar to anyone who has been a Christian Scientist. This blog is the story of my journey both within, and now outside of the religion known as Christian Science. My “emergence” is quite different from the emergence Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of this religion, speaks of here. I write from a secular perspective.

I started this blog in 2013 as a form of therapy to deal with the lasting effects Christian Science has had on me. I was also inspired to start this blog when I found a similar blog, also kept by a former Christian Scientist. Outside of that blog, I found few resources for former Christian Scientists that weren’t Christian-oriented, and I wanted to add to the available resources for former Christian Scientists.

About me:

I spent the first 42 years of my life (except for a brief departure in my late teens) in Christian Science, and was deeply immersed in the “culture”. I went to Sunday School, attended Principia College (a college for Christian Scientists), received Primary Class Instruction in Christian Science, and worked at The Mother Church in Boston, Massachusetts, USA for 10 years. I was a third generation Christian Scientist on both sides of my family, and the only one of my cousins to have stayed in the faith into my adult years. I have not only left Christian Science, but also religion in general. For a few years, I considered myself agnostic, but now I find that atheist best describes my worldview.

I live and work in British Columbia, Canada.