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Gay Youth and Suicide – by Rob Scott – Nov 12, 2010

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Amy Richmond Managing Editor of tmcyouth.com. – The First Church of Christ Scientist November 12, 2010 Dear Amy, I am writing to you in response to your email dated  10/25/2010. I appreciate and respect your concern for how we address youth regarding spiritual matters.  My commitment to Christian Science is life-long and I have been through class instruction.   Further, I also… Read more »

“Demonstrating Immortality Through Forgiveness” by Tom Taffel Emergence Conference November 3, 2006

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Immortality is unending life.  Forgiveness is the key that opens the door to immortality.  So, how are forgiveness and immortality related?  Our bodies are the vehicles which transport us from one place to another with individuality and grace.  But after our human bodies have fulfilled their usefulness — having served their primary purpose (as the vehicle through which we learn… Read more »

“Immediate Abundance” ~ by Tom Taffel Emergence International Conference – Philadelphia October

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A friend was a little short on cash, and so, one day he asked God…."What does a thousand years mean to you?" God replied, "A thousand years is but a moment."  Then my friend asked: "What does a thousand dollars mean to you?" God replied, "But a penny."  Delighted with God’s answer, my friend asked, "Could I have a thousand… Read more »

The Human and Divine Coincidence

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Here is the keynote speech given by Sue Humble, CS: KEYNOTE: EMERGENCE INTERNATIONAL 11/1/07-11/4/07

The Human and Divine Coincidence

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Here is the keynote speech given by Sue Humble, CS: KEYNOTE: EMERGENCE INTERNATIONAL 11/1/07-11/4/07

Love Relationships Marriage

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Prepared by Tom Taffel for the 2007 Emergence International Annual Conference Sunday Service held in Phoenix Arizona November 4, 2007 

Letter to The Christian Science Board of Directors

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December 9, 1997 Virginia S. Harris, Chairman The Christian Science Board of Directors 175 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115-3187 Dear Mrs. Harris: With great care I shall explain why a life-long student of Christian Science felt compelled to withdraw from church membership while remaining loyal to the teachings of the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy and like so many, felt… Read more »

Neither Gay nor Straight

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The revelation which came to Mary Baker Eddy included the vision that gender, or sexuality, is a human concept, a limited perception of individual identity. Gender… is a quality, not of God, but a characteristic of mortal mind (Science and Health 305). Masculine, feminine, and neuter genders are human concepts (S&H 516). Look long enough, and you see male and… Read more »

So My Nature is Complete

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Mary Baker Eddy, General Collectanea, pg. 73 This is my support, that the male and female natures are equally expressed, coexistent in me. This is the way that I exist and is the reason I never lack. It is because I am of the nature of infinite completeness; there is never anything in my experience in which the male and… Read more »

If God is really Mother and loves us…

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From the Christian Science Lesbian Connection newsletter One thing I learned from my Sunday School teachers was how to gain new insight into Bible and Science and Health passages by substituting words. For example, whenever it says "God," we can change it to "Mind" or "Love" or "Our Creator" or "The Almighty." Another example: wherever it says "man," it's meaningful… Read more »