Merritt, a former member, laments that although Christian Science came as a challenge to orthodoxy, it soon spawned its own orthodoxy. He questions the tightly guarded institutionalizing of the Church, and came to oppose the extremist attitude prevalent in the 1960s against medical support in times of crisis, the over-spiritualization of sexual relations, and other extremist views.View Annotation
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Claiming Mary Baker Eddy would have disapproved of anything in the way of a monopoly on spiritual enlightenment, Corey fully published his authorized two-week class teaching, precisely as he did it while under the public certification of the Christian Science Board of Directors. But the act of its public disclosure in writing also constituted his resignation from membership in The Mother Church and his local branch church.View Annotation