Third in an ongoing series of dispatches from the pew (Week 1–Mormon Church, Week 2–Jehovah’s Witnesses).
Part 1 is a catalog of my live tweets from a Christian Science sermon titled “Reality”.
Part 2 details my impressions of a brief conversation with two Scientists (!) about the church’s finances and evidence for its claims.
Second in an ongoing series of dispatches from the pew (you can find my first dispatch–from a Mormon church–here).
Part 1 catalogs my live tweets from a Jehovah’s Witness Sunday service. Part 2 details my impressions of a brief conversation with a Witness about evidence for the church’s claims and its finances.
“What do you wager?” asked the man’s son. He stood near his father’s hospital bed and reached down to squeeze the man’s unresponsive hand.
“I’m as hopeful as you are,” answered the man’s brother as he turned silently and knelt to offer another prayer for the man’s recovery.
I am embarking on a new project to encounter religion directly on its own turf. Today I visited my erstwhile church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) for Sunday service (Sacrament Meeting)–you can read about my journey out of the Mormon Church here.
I’m sharing this experience by tweeting live (and objectively as possible) from the pew: @DIYThinking
Here is a “transcript” of my live tweets today, followed by brief commentary (I spoke directly with the pastor and Mormon missionaries about Church finances, evidence that supports the Church’s claims, etc.):