“Spiritually speaking” contributor explains why “blind faith” is not what religion is all about!

A colleague in British Columbia, Canada, has had an article called “Are we puppets on a string?” published in “Spiritually Speaking”, a multi-faith series of blogs hosted by the newspaper the Times Colonist.  Anna Bowness-Park “is a Christian Science practitioner of spiritual healing and spokesperson for the Christian Science church in BC”. Her blog begins, Are we “puppets on a string, controlled by a supernatural being?” It’s an idea many seem to hold about religious and spiritual people, so let’s explore it more deeply…”

Click here to read the full article and the discussion that follows.

Although the article is a broad discussion of the topic, its honouring of independently-minded reasoning is representative of the kind of  attitude most Christian Scientists hold, and illustrates why it is a misconception to presume that adherents of Christian Science would blindly follow their faith or its founder, Mary Baker Eddy.  As Mary Baker Eddy herself said, on the very first page of her key text Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “The time for thinkers has come”!

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Author:Tony Lobl

I write and speak on spirituality from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I am also an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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