Oh, I rue the days when I hear someone tell me they can’t be a Christian Scientist because they took a pill. This is as valid as me saying, I can’t be a woman because I wore pants.
A Christian Scientist is a human being working out their salvation with God. And, it is impossible for God, Spirit, to know physical matter whether it is in the form of a plunger, a pill, or a poppy.
Don’t be fooled. Reading Bible Lessons and going through the motion of church rituals does not qualify a person to be a Christian Scientist. Take away their prayer time, their sacred readings, and ceremonies, and you will witness the same scene as an addict going cold-turkey from heroin.
If your heart is striving to love and rely on God, Spirit, go for it, even if it leads you to study Christian Science as taught by Mary Baker Eddy.
I know plenty of Baptists, Catholics, non-church goers, blue-collar workers, and material scientists who are genuine Christian Scientists working out the rules of spiritual love.
The bottom line is: human beings can rely on Spirit, Love, with scientific confidence.
“Do Christian Scientists seek Truth as Simon sought the Savior, for material conservatism and for personal politics? Jesus told Simon that seekers like him were stingy, giving little in return for the spiritual reward that came through the Messiah. If Christian Scientists are like Simon, then it must be said of them also that they love little. On the other hand, do students of Science show their regard for Truth, or Christ, by their genuine repentance? Are they conscience stricken and submissively expressing goodwill as the woman did? If so, then it may be said of them, as Jesus said of the unwelcome visitor, that they indeed love much, because much is forgiven them.”—21st Century Science and Health