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.
At the core of Eddy's theology is the view that the spiritual world is the only reality and is entirely good, and that the material world, with its evil, sickness and death, is an illusion.
Eddy saw humanity as an "idea of Mind" that is "perfect, eternal, unlimited, and reflects the divine," according to Bryan Wilson; what she called "mortal man" is simply humanity's distorted view of itself.
I’m proud to be Asian, and I’m working on learning Cantonese and Vietnamese (at least the basics).
Dating Adam doesn’t “upgrade” me in any way – we’re both equals.
Most significantly, she dismissed the material world as an illusion, rather than as merely subordinate to Mind, leading her to reject the use of medicine, or materia medica, and making Christian Science the most controversial of the metaphysical groups. According to the church's tenets, adherents accept "the inspired Word of the Bible as [their] sufficient guide to eternal Life ...
And I definitely don’t see him as a white guy – I just see him as my guy. I also went to Hong Kong last summer, and it really opened my eyes to my Chinese heritage.