When people leave Christian Science there are five questions that pop up again and again. We can only answer these questions for ourselves. By sharing these answers, we hope to shed a little light into the murky depths of Christian Science. Find all the answers to the Five Questions on the FiveQuestions tag
The following answers are from N, a member of the Ex-Christian Science Facebook community.
How did you get into Christian Science?
I was raised in it.
Why did you stay in it for so long?
I was too scared to believe anything else. I thought it was logical, and that I had seen proof.
What made you decide to leave?
I felt that it was working against me. I couldn’t be part of a religion that made its adherents feel guilty about trying to seek help. I became increasingly depressed. So for one week, I decided to not pray at all, and to think whatever I wanted to. I felt that for the first time in my life, my thoughts weren’t controlled.
Why would anyone join?
The promise of cheaper and more immediate healthcare, it is promised to be a panacea. Not just for physical but also mental ailments. There’s something comforting about knowing that God is with you at all times and that all evil is an illusion.
Did you really believe?
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