“The idea that you’re deceived by illusions is itself an illusion.”

By Michael, an Ex-Christian Scientist Group contributor. Michael is a pseudonym, to ensure anonymity. My parents thought I was perfect. It wasn’t just me. My parents thought everyone was perfect. They were Christian Scientists, and they believed that all people are God’s perfect children, and that God’s perfect children are literally flawless in every way. They …

Five Questions: P’s Answers

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 P, a member of the Ex-Christian …

We went to the park

By an anonymous Ex-Christian Scientist Group contributor. I was chatting with a woman in line at the bakery this morning. She got her grandson a sticky roll and hot chocolate and was expecting him to behave in church. I got my children something similar, and we went to a nearby park. I sat and watched the kids play, occasionally …

She was considered barely manageable because she occasionally asked questions

By an anonymous Ex-Christian Scientist Group contributor. There was only one other occasional Christian Scientist kid who came to my church, a girl called Sean. Sean was unpopular amongst the old ladies who taught Sunday School as she was considered barely manageable. This was because she occasionally asked questions and preferred to talk about what …

“Are Sin Disease and Death Real?” taught us the obvious answer: no.

  The following is a collection of contributions from members of the Ex-Christian Science collective about Church and Sunday School.      When I was about ten, and a student of the Christian Science Sunday School since I was two, I was so indoctrinated that I thought the last sentence of the Scientific Statement of Being was …