I wonder how many followers and children of followers subsequently died from influenza caused by their own diseased imagination expressing itself upon their bodies through fear and apprehension. How many wasted precious time trying to find relief and cure by just not believing it existed and not allowing oneself contact with any thought, image, or any flu reference, in hopes a mind that’s free of any knowledge of influenza cannot be contaminated and express its worry outwards as symptoms. Makes total sense, don’t you think? That’s why animals and babies don’t get influenza, and that disease only spreads once the govt and media starts reporting on it, contaminating the masses.
Anyway, shouldn’t Christianity and Science be able to work together? Many questions about our reality can be answered logically through systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses. The scientific method.
Why would that conflict with belief and not merge to make it stronger?
Well when it comes to faith, any conversation can become quickly complicated. I think sometimes that what is portrayed to us as fact, is actually just theory. Many things the scientific community hold true are just an accepted theory, they have no current way to prove it.
And the religions are similar in that what they know to be true and factual can’t be proven by known methods.
So if neither can prove or disprove the other, what’s stopping them from working together or even just side by side acceptance of each other.
Most of us accept medical science and recognize it as a true gift of God that helps to ease our pain and suffering.
Not sure why The Christian Science bozos see a conflict of interest and honestly surprised they have any living strict orthodox followers. I know very very little about them. Have they changed what they allow as far as medical treatment? Do they continue to believe that contagious disease is self manifested? How do they treat illness, or do they just suffer through it, thinking their suffering is because the evils in their minds and the world. There is no disease or germs, it’s all a huge brain f**k the governments and satan concocted to tempt your faith, making you trust man over the power of God.
Idk, anyone know anything about them besides the occasional horror story about parents withholding treatment that led to premature death of their child?
In particular, adherents subscribe to a radical form of philosophical idealism, believing that reality is purely spiritual and the material world an illusion. This includes the view that disease is a mental error rather than physical disorder, and that the sick should be treated not by medicine but by a form of prayer that seeks to correct the beliefs responsible for the illusion of ill health.
The church does not require that Christian Scientists avoid all medical care—adherents use dentists, optometrists, obstetricians, physicians for broken bones, and vaccination when required by law—but maintains that Christian-Science prayer is most effective when not combined with medicine. Between the 1880s and 1990s, the avoidance of medical treatment led to the deaths of several adherents and their children. Parents and others were prosecuted for, and in a few cases convicted of, manslaughter or neglect.
How about this,
We accept that we as part of the human race we will not cause others pain, suffering, or death.
Allowing someone to suffer because helping them doesn’t fit your beliefs? How does that not make you immediately question what you have chosen to believe?
Is Christian Science considered a cult sect of Christianity? Similar to Scientology?
Are they not as bad as Scientology is portrayed in the media? Because I’ve heard of them but never seen any docs or any thing like that. I read a comment somewhere about Jehovah’s witnesses being cult like. Never looked into it. Maybe the dress code seems cultish to some.
Seriously? When did Jesus teach the lesson on disassociation and shunning those that didn’t follow him?
When did these denominations determine they were such exclusive clubs?
Didn’t Jesus congregate, teach, and eat with “unclean” people?
This is the problem with bible translation. What translation is correct and whose interpretation of that translation is correct?
What a mess we’ve created!