March 16, 2009

Church Experiment #11: Christian Scientists

After editing the finished chapter, I realize I sound bitter this week. Guilty as charged. The experience was just so … well, keep reading and you’ll see.

Much like last week (the Jehovah’s Witnesses), I knew very little about Christian Scientists ( They certainly have no connection to the Church of Scientology, and they are definitely a branch of Christianity (believe in Jesus, use the Christian Bible, etc.).

From what I could tell, the Christian Scientists have nothing to do with science. I couldn’t find a Periodic Table of Elements anywhere. Contrary to what Jason Boys suggested, communion was not taken from a beaker. Nary a Bunsen burner was involved in the whole operation.

This was a journey of confusion. One that left me with more questions than answers.

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