Quick Reminder: Our Comment Policy

Dear Readers, Seekers of Truth & Those Who Have Stumbled Upon Our Website Accidentally,

Like many websites, the Ex-Christian Scientist has a comment policy (below). Please keep these guidelines in mind when you’re commenting, or wondering why your comment hasn’t been approved.

If you’re not a spam-bot picked up by the filter, and have any questions about why your comment wasn’t approved, it was likely reason seven.

7. Comments containing one or more of the following:

 

  • That is not Christian Science.
  • No Christian Scientist would do that.
  • You didn’t give Christian Scientist a chance, really understand it, or make it your own.
  • You didn’t practice Christian Scientist properly.
  • These stories are exceptions, my experience in Christian Science is different!
  • People die in hospitals too!

Thank you,

The Admin Team


The stories posted on The Ex-Christian Scientist tell of very personal and sometimes rather painful experiences with Christian Science. We encourage comments that are supportive and sensitive toward our contributors.

As with any website containing dialogue, there are some instances where comments will be edited or deleted.

Those instances include but are not limited to:

  1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic.
  2. Comments including profanity will not be deleted, unless that profanity serves no purpose other than to insult someone else.
  3. Comments which include spam or contain excessive profanity, personal attacks on any person, or which name individuals or advocate violence will not be posted.
  4. Ableist, gendered, homophobic, racial, and transphobic slurs will be deleted.
  5. Threats of violence or death will be deleted.
  6. Irrelevant ad hominems will be deleted.
  7. Comments containing one or more of the following:
  • That is not Christian Science.
  • No Christian Scientist would do that.
  • You didn’t give Christian Scientist a chance, really understand it, or make it your own.
  • You didn’t practice Christian Scientist properly.
  • These stories are exceptions, my experience in Christian Science is different!
  • People die in hospitals too!

The community coordinators reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice. All comments are moderated. This comment policy is subject to change at anytime.

5 comments

  • Jane

    Thank you so much, Admin Team. I have wondered if there were CSists trolling out there trying to promote their delusions. I love this site. I visit it often. I need to be here.

    Before I found this site I used to make snarky comments on a CS website forum until they blocked me!! Here I’ve found a like-minded community. It’s been a great help to me.

    I wonder what they are doing here. Whatever it is, it’s not good.

    • Admin K

      Everyone is welcome, and welcome to comment — including still-in-CS, as long as they abide by our comment policy. We haven’t blocked anyone, and we hope not to need to take such drastic action. There are CS who visit our site, and that is fine. Perhaps they’ll learn something new about MBE, CS, and our shared experiences.

  • Contributor Chrystal

    Thank you so much!! This is spectacular!!

    #NoMoreTrauma from CS folks to us!!! #EnoughAlready!

  • Liz Heywood

    Cheers for keeping the self-righteous (diehard CS) comments in check. I have double vision (double memory?) enough to remember the HORROR I felt when I watched Rita Swan on Donahue in the mid-1980’s. It’s a difficult journey into reality. (Mine involved multiple breakdowns, meds, twenty-plus years of therapy and an amputation, but my friends agree I’m a drama queen.)

    What gives me real hope is imagining all the doubting, silent CSers sneaking on here for a glimpse of reality. We’re here for you, OK? Every step of the way. It’s worth it.

    <3 ~Liz

  • Chris

    I agree with what Caroline Fraser days in “God’s Perfect Child”: ” Christian Science has killed and maimed and materially damaged people.” “Killed and maimed” speak for themself, but how many forms does “materially damaged” take? I would say endless, really. Your own description of your emotional state, as the result of having been in this religion, speaks loudly and clearly for itself. It’s important that you get it out there for others to read. Myself, I have experienced mental torment, confusion, was contemplating suicide. I also felt I was under a form of mind control, from which I could not emerge. (I now look back, and I realize that it was, in fact, mind control, and I did emerge from it and get away from it). Yes, I am sure many CSers sneak here for a breath of reality and mental clarity. They are realizing something is wrong. They do need us, and as they become ready, we are there to help them.

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