Monday, February 25, 2008

Mary Baker Eddy & Pope John Paul II

This morning I had a doctor's appointment, and I've been in a foul mood ever since. I absolutely hate going to the doctor--maybe because many of the relatives on my father's side of the family are Christian Scientists. When my Grandmother Swensen died at age 89, I thought it was so cool that she never wasted a minute of her life sitting in a doctor's waiting room.

Speaking of Christian Science, if you're ever in Boston, be sure to visit the Mary Baker Eddy Library.
The library holds all sorts of interesting artifacts, plus, the building is incredibly beautiful. Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Church of Christian Science, was quite a trailblazing feminist. My Uncle Rolf has published many interesting papers about her.

In case you're wondering, I'm not a Christian Scientist. I'm a Roman Catholic. I think Christian Science is pretty cool, though. Their newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor, is certainly a lot more catholic than ours.