On-line Resources

All resources here are listed alphabetically by name, and are provided for informational purposes only. No responsibility is accepted by the author of this blog for the content or security practices of any of these websites or blogs, and no endorsement of any listed resource is intended nor should any be implied.

On-Line Resources Critical of Christian Science:

Please visit the “Bibliography” page for a listing of books and publications (print and on-line) that are critical of Christian Science.


Blogs by former Christian Scientists, or groups of former Christian Scientists. Some are actively maintained, others are not. Inactive blogs are noted.

  • Christian Science Inquiry (inactive): a blog by a former Christian Scientist who has explored varying spiritual and faith paths. It is not entirely critical of Christian Science.
  • Ex CS UK: a blog site maintained by a group of former Christian Scientists to “make any European contacts feel less far away from the USA and to make it easier for them to join our meetings.” (from their blog) This blog is secular in focus.
  • Kindism: a blog by a former Christian Scientist, with a largely secular viewpoint.
  • MT Space (inactive): a blog by a former Christian Science practitioner/teacher & lecturer who is now an atheist.
  • One Leg Liz: a blog by a former Christian Scientist who, as the result of an untreated bone disease, eventually underwent an above-knee amputation of her leg. She now actively speaks out against religiously-based child abuse and neglect.
  • The Pseudoscience of Christian Science (inactive): a blog on Tumblr that is the “musings from a science advocate and ex-Christian Scientist, on the dangers, conceits, and conflicts within the religion” (from the blog).
  • Timothy J. Hammons: a blog maintained by a former Christian Scientist who is now a Calvinist. According to his blog, he has been a pastor in churches in Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, and New Mexico. The blog isn’t really focused on Christian Science or his departure from it.
  • Understanding Mortal Mind (inactive): a blog by a former Christian Scientist, largely secular and takes an analytical viewpoint.

Other On-Line Resources:

On-line resources of interest to former Christian Scientists: websites/pages, discussion boards, and organizations.

  • Ananias – Pilgrims to the Cross of Christ from Christian Science: a blog/web site maintained by an organization called the Ananias Group which is a “circle of biblical Christians  in various denominations who were formerly Christian Scientists.” (from their website)
  • Christian Science: article on the website Evidence Unseen on Christian Science.
  • Christian Science Health Care Guide: a page on the Kindsm blog that lists various resources that former Christian Scientists, likely unfamiliar with modern health care, to educate themselves about it.
  • Christian Way: a group of former Christian Scientists who are now traditional Christians. They also have an extensive and active discussion forum, to which anyone can contribute, and do so anonymously. It is open to everyone, regardless of faith.
  • Ex Christian Scientist: a website and discussion forum maintained by a former Christian Scientist who is now a Roman Catholic.
  • The Ex-Christian Scientist: a web resource for those who are leaving or questioning Christian Science. It is maintained by a core group of editors, and content is contributed by a collective of contributors (the writer of this blog is a writer and editor for The Ex-Christian Scientist).
  • Fellowship of Former Christian Scientists: a Christian ministry serving former Christian Scientists. It was started by a former Christian Scientist.
  • God’s Perfect Child: the web presence for the book of the same title by Caroline Fraser.
  • What’s the harm in Christian Science?: an entry about Christian Science on the what’s the harm? website.

Social Media:

Public social media resources for, or useful to, former Christian Scientists. Please note that I also list here social media resources of a general nature (not directly connected to former Christian Scientists), and note them as such.


    • Child-Friendly Faith Project: the Facebook page for the Child-Friendly Faith Project. They also have a Facebook group. This is not an organization by and for former Christian Scientists, but some former Christian Scientists are involved with it.
    • Cult Awareness Ministry: the Facebook page for a ministry dedicated to those leaving or who have left cults. It is not connected to former Christian Scientists.
    • ExChristian.net: the Facebook page for ExChristian.net, a website dedicated to those who have left or are leaving Christianity. It is not dedicated specifically to former Christian Scientists.
    • The Ex-Christian Scientist: the Facebook page for the website of the same name.*

There are also a few closed/secret groups of former Christian Scientists on Facebook, of almost any flavour you want, from secular/atheist to Christian focused, or wiccan. Please e-mail me at emerging.gently@shaw.ca if you want more information or are interested in joining, and I will put you in touch with the group admins.


    • Child-Friendly Faith: Twitter feed of the Child-Friendly Faith Project [@chfriendlyfaith]. This is not an organization by and for former Christian Scientists, but some former Christian Scientists are involved with it.
    • ExChristian.Net: Twitter feed of ExChristian.net–a webpage dedicated to those who are leaving or have left Christianity. It is not dedicated specifically to former Christian Scientists [@exchristian_net].
    • Lucia Greenhouse: author of fathermothergod [@luciagreenhouse].
    • The Ex-Christian Scientist: the Twitter feed of the website of the same name [@ExCScience].*

I am only active on Facebook. If you find or know of any additional resources on any social media site that should be listed here, please e-mail me at emerging.gently@shaw.ca

On-Line Resources of General Interest:

Websites, blogs, and other resources of a more general nature that relate to religion, criticism of religion, leaving religion, living without religion, or otherwise.

  • Child-Friendly Faith Project: this is a non-profit public charity (503(c)(3) in the United States) “whose mission is to end child abuse and neglect that is enabled by ideology and ignorance.” (from their website). Both religious and non-religious people are involved with this organization, including some former Christian Scientists. They also have a Facebook page and group, and a Twitter feed (see listings in Social Media Resources above).
  • Children’s Healthcare Is a Legal Duty (C.H.I.L.D.) Inc.: was an organization started by two former Christian Scientists who lost their child due to reliance on Christian Science. C.H.I.L.D. Inc. no longer exists as an entity, and the founders of C.H.I.L.D., Rita and Doug Swan, are now deceased. The website linked here is the archived original site for C.H.I.L.D. There is a now a successor organization, CHILD USA (listed below).
  • CHILD USA: the successor organization to Children’s Healthcare Is a Legal Duty. This organization “fights for the civil rights of children” (from their website). Rita Swan was deeply involved in the founding of this organization.
  • Common Sense: a blog by an atheist explorer of religion and life and her impressions of what she finds. She has a post about Christian Science.
  • Cult Awareness Ministry: a religious ministry run by a couple who were formerly involved in a cult. The webpage is called “VM Life Resources”, although their Facebook page is called Cult Awareness Ministry. It’s based in Dallas, Texas, USA.
  • Deep Thoughts: a blog maintained by an atheist.
  • Defeating the Dragons: a blog about the writer’s (Samantha Field) “journey in overcoming fundamentalist indoctrination” (from her blog).
  • End The Defense: the website for a group working to repeal religious exemptions to child neglect laws in the U.S. state of New York. A number of former Christian Scientists are involved with this initiative.
  • ExChristian.net: a blog and resource website “encouraging de-converting and former Christians” (from their website). It is an extensive website, linking to numerous other relevant resources, and is a place where many have told their own stories of leaving Christianity.
  • Neil Carter: a blog maintained by “a high school teacher, a father of four, and a skeptic living in the Bible Belt. A former church elder with a seminary education, Neil now writes mostly about the struggles of former evangelicals living in the midst of a highly religious subculture.” (from his blog site). This blog used to be called Godless In Dixie. This blog is hosted on Only Sky.
  • Jericho Brisance: a blog by a former Christian. It’s well researched, and contains an extensive bibliography. He was originally from Texas, another very religious part of the United States, but has relocated to Massachusetts, USA.
  • Journey Free: a blog and web resource maintained by a psychologist who specializes in helping people deal with Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS).
  • Leaving Fundamentalism: a blog “examining Christian fundamentalism in the UK” (from the blog).
  • Patheos: a website that provides a balanced, non-partisan, non-biased information resource, and forum for the exchange of ideas regarding religion and spirituality. It includes perspectives from a variety of religious, spiritual, and atheist points of view. A number of blogs indexed on this page are found here.
  • Religion and Child Abuse News: “an archive of news items related to child abuse or neglect, or infringement of children’s rights, in a religious context.” (from the website).
  • Truth Saves: a website that takes a critical look at Christianity, shining a bright light into its dark corners.


NOTES: The author of this blog is a writer and editor for The Ex-Christian Scientist website.

I make every effort to make sure that all links and descriptions are accurate. If there are any that are not, or if there is a resource you think should be added, please email me at emerging.gently@shaw.ca