A new identity

“What is Christian Science?” An inmate asked me this question when he attended his first ever Christian Science church service at a county jail where I was volunteering.

An unusual answer came to me, but it was one that I thought might resonate with him: that Christian Science is similar to the witness protection program. When someone has witnessed a crime and testifies in court, he or she may be placed in the witness protection program, meaning that the individual is provided with a new identity and moved to a new place to start a new life, having no more ties to the former life. The individual thus becomes safe from any possible retribution for his testimony in court.

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