Construction of the mother church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, was completed in Boston in December 1894, and in 1906 the Mother Church Extension, rising 224 ft and accommodating nearly 5,000, was built at a cost of million.
However, a Christian Scientist's decision to dispense with medical treatment is left to the individual believer and is not dictated by church policy.
Many mainstream Christian religions teach the idea that you should be pure (a virgin) until you are married and then you should be able to preform in the bedroom – after all, if the man cheats it is your fault for not keeping him satisfied.
Christian Scientists believe that sickness and sin are not ordained by God and can be overcome by prayer and understanding.
Note: Christian Scientists are known for refusing to accept medicine or treatment by doctors.
Other radiometric dating methods such as potassium-argon or rubidium-strontium are used for such purposes by those who believe that the earth is billions of years old.
Radiocarbon is not suitable for this purpose because it is only applicable: a) on a time scale of thousands of years and b) to remains of once-living organisms (with minor exceptions, from which rocks are excluded).
The virgin/whore dichotomy, the Madonna/whore complex, the dutiful housewife raising children by day the sex goddess by night.
Christian Science is big on purity as well: purity of thought, purity of motive, purity of action. Don’t commit adultery – no one wants a muddy glass of water, a chewed piece of gum or a licked cupcake!
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It was founded by Mary Baker Eddy in the nineteenth century.
MYTH #2 Radiocarbon dating has established the date of some organic materials (e.g., some peat deposits) to be well in excess of 50,000 years, thus rendering a recent creation (6 to 10 thousand years ago) impossible.