Category Archives: Tom Taffel Articles

Deadly-Medicines-Organised-Crime-Healthcare/Medicine’s Great Secret: The Placebo and Nocebo Effects – Daily Bread – 03/12/2014

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  Drugs kill. After heart disease and cancer, drugs are the third leading cause of deaths in Europe and the USA, states Peter Gøtzsche in Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare. He estimates that in the USA, every year, about 100 000 deaths are due to drugs, despite people taking the drugs correctly, and another 100 000 people… Read more »

“A Gay Student of Christian Science Speaks Out” – Tom Taffel – Daily Bread – 12/27/2013

      “A Gay Student of Christian Science Speaks Out” By Tom Taffel           Having read the 1947 mission statement: “‘The Sheaf’ strives to print a paper that will grasp the undercurrents of thought on campus and challenge the student body to more alert thinking,”  I would like to share with the student body my… Read more »

“Coming Out For Good” by Tom Taffel – Daily Bread – 11/05/2013

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  I didn’t choose to be gay.   Being gay was not a decision I made one day.   While being hateful may be a lifestyle choice, being gay is not.  Looking back, I don’t know why I was concerned with what I thought other people were thinking, instead of dwelling on what I knew was true about me.  People’s misapprehension, intolerance and moral… Read more »

When The Best Plans Go Terribly Wrong by Tom Taffel – Daily Bread – 10/31/2013

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Reaching rock bottom can be a humbling experience.  There we gain strength in humility – when we humbly declare: “I can of my own self can do nothing” and turn to God.  Getting ourselves out of the way allows the strength and power of God to take the field and establish order and right activity.  There’s nothing weak in being… Read more »

Gratitude isn’t dessert By Tom Taffel – Daily Bread – 10/24/2013

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Audio edition now available on  JSH-Online Special Announcement Beginning October 15, 2013, articles will not only be available to read, but also to listen to in new audio editions of the Journal and the Sentinel. All JSH-Online subscribers will be able to stream the audio editions beginning with issues from January 2013, and, when possible, articles will be read by… Read more »

“Embosomed deep in Thy dear love” by Tom Taffel – Daily Bread – 10/16/2013

“Embosomed deep in Thy dear love” by Tom Taffel 10/10/2013 I was a teenager, living in New York City when my mother had a remarkable Christian Science demonstration. She had come from the bank with a large amount of cash in her change purse. She stopped to make a purchase. Later that evening she discovered that her small change purse… Read more »

“Sunday School; Where Teaching and Learning Are One” by Tom Taffel – Daily Bread – 08/31/2013

May the dear Sunday School children always be gathering Easter lilies of love with happy hearts and ripening goodness.  To-day may they find some sweet scents and beautiful blossoms in their Leader’s love, which she sends to them this glad morn in the flowers and the cross from Pleasant View, smiling upon them. Mary Baker Eddy (My. 155:26) Because of… Read more »

Medicine’s Great Secret: The Placebo and Nocebo Effects – Daily Bread – 08/13/2013

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                            Medicine’s Great Secret: The Placebo and Nocebo Effects By Tom Taffel  * Photo – Animal Magnetism Unmasked Emergence International Conference, Seattle, Washington – 10/5/12    The word “medicine” comes from Latin meaning “to cure – it’s the art of healing.” Notice, it is not healing per sé, but… Read more »

Protect And Defend – Tom Taffel – 06/07/2013

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  Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort.  And not only yourselves are safe, but all whom your thoughts rest upon are thereby benefited. Mary Baker Eddy (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 210). Protect And Defend By Tom Taffel Web Original To defend is… Read more »

Special Edition – New & Updated Information for EI Conference in Colorado – 06/06/2013

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  The previous years I had worked at Sportsman’s Valley Guest Ranch, where the owners, Hortense and Preston Beaver, who were Christian Scientists, were . . . talkative, customer oriented, and always full of a bright, positive, Mary Baker Eddy lightness that was contagious.    Judy Collins Sanity and Grace p.25    7:44 Judy Collins – “The Blizzard” 1989 Judy… Read more »