The Fine Print

Comment Policy:

Comments do not necessarily reflect the views of the author of this blog or any guest bloggers. All comments require approval before they are posted, so your comment will not appear immediately, and may in fact, not appear for a day or more.

The rules:

  1. No spam.
  2. No advertising for products, services, blogs, or websites–unless the blog or website is directly related to the post topic, or the general theme of this blog.
  3. No personal attacks on any named or easily identifiable individual. Some leeway is allowed regarding Mary Baker Eddy or other historical figures who are no longer alive, as well as public figures (including Christian Science Church officials and spokespeople), but if you’re just ranting without a concrete reason, your comment will be edited or it will not be posted.
  4. Criticism of religion is welcome, and encouraged. However, bigoted attacks on people based on their religious beliefs and/or practices will not be tolerated (for example, if you go on about all Muslims being terrorists, your comment won’t be posted).
  5. Comments which are proselytizing in nature will not be posted. It’s fine to express that your faith has done wonderful things for youbut do not cross the line of telling everyone they need to follow your religious/spiritual path in order to attain eternal bliss or to avoid eternal damnation.
  6. Comments that advocate violence will not be posted, and will be reported to the proper authorities. The same goes for threats of any kind.
  7. Comments with excessive profanity, which does not appear to serve any useful purpose will either be edited or will not be posted. Profanity is like salt: the right amount makes something great; too much is distasteful.
  8. Racist, misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or any other comments that promote hate or denigrate or marginalize people based on conditions over which they have no control, will not be posted.
  9. Comments that are rambling and/or off-topic will not be posted.
  10. Comments approved for posting will only be removed at the request of the commenter.
  11. Comments may be edited for length or content before being posted. Comments that have been edited will be duly noted, with a short explanation.

PLEASE NOTE: Healthy debate is welcome. Comments supportive of, or in defence of Christian Science or other religions will be posted, as long as they do not violate any of the rules. However, please be aware that the owner of this blog and/or other readers will likely respond, and they may not be nice about it. Be prepared to intelligently defend your position, and/or have your feelings hurt. Any and all replies that do not violate the above-stated rules (please pay particular attention to rules 3, 4, 6, and 8) will be posted.

These policies are subject to change at any time.

Terms of Service:

The written content of this blog (with the exception of guest posts, which are under the sole ownership of their authors) may be shared, quoted, and/or re-blogged with clear attribution given to Emerging Gently and if possible, a link to this blog. Any blog posts re-blogged on this blog belong to the authors of the blogs themselves, and may not be re-distributed or quoted without permission of the blog’s author.

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All views expressed in this blog belong to its owner, unless otherwise stated. All views expressed in guest posts belong exclusively to the writer of the post, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the owner of this blogAll views expressed in any comments belong exclusively to the commenters themselves and do not necessarily reflect the views of the owner of this blog.


Generally, quoted material or information taken from other sources will be cited in footnotes to each post or in-line in the post (as with dictionary definitions and references from the Bible or writings of Mary Baker Eddy). When on-line sources are referenced, a link will be provided within the footnote or bibliographic entry. The author of this blog cannot guarantee that all links are valid.

In the case of the works of Mary Baker Eddy, due to the frequency with which they are cited, they will be referenced within the text of the post, referencing only the book name and relevant pages or sections. Full bibliographic information on these works is in the Bibliography page.


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