Ancient, Basic, and Genuine Spirituality

By Jeremy, an Ex-Christian Scientist Group editor/writer. This is part of our on-going series about people who have left Christian Science for a new spiritual path. Find other related posts under the tag, ‘other spiritual paths’. In March 2009, my mother died after a short battle with an unknown illness. Later that same year in December, my father died after a […]

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The Placebo Effect

By Jeremy, an Ex-Christian Scientist group editor/writer. If you spend any amount of time in or around Christian Science and read the published output of the Christian Science Church (through its periodicals and its spokespeople), you’re bound to come across discussion of the placebo effect (otherwise known as placebo response). It is frequently used as a gateway to insert Christian […]

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I’m grateful for proper medical care

By Jeremy, an Ex-Christian Scientist group editor/writer. Last summer, I experienced an infection in one of my feet. It likely happened while I was cleaning up an area outside of my workplace while wearing flip-flops, and I pricked my foot with something. Within a day, my foot had become quite painful and slightly swollen. I initially thought I had either […]

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I was the beneficiary of dumb luck.

By Jeremy, an Ex-Christian Scientist Group contributor. None of us who grew up in loving homes with parents who cared deeply about us ever wants to admit that perhaps our parents didn’t do everything right, and perhaps, just perhaps, they neglected their duty to properly care for us in some very terrible ways, even if they had no malicious intent, […]

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My Departure (Jeremy)

By Jeremy, an Ex-Christian Scientist Group contributor. The best way I’ve been able to describe my departure from Christian Science is as ‘death by a thousand cuts’. In a sense, it’s a process that evolved over my lifetime up until I made my final break. I was born into Christian Science and was third-generation on both sides of my family. […]

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