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Is Christian Science Blasphemous?

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         Blasphemy has never diminished sin and sickness, nor
3      acknowledged God in all His ways. Blasphemy rebukes
         not the godless lie that denies Him as All-in-all, nor does
         it ascribe to Him all presence, power, and glory. Chris-
6      tian Science does this. If Science lacked the proof of its
         origin in God, it would be self-destructive, for it rests alone
         on the demonstration of God’s supremacy and omnipo-
9      tence. Right thinking and right acting, physical and
         moral harmony, come with Science, and the secret of
         its presence lies in the universal need of better health and
12    morals.
         Human theories, when weighed in the balance, are
         found unequal to the demonstration of divine Life and
15    Love; and their highest endeavors are, to divine Science,
         what a child’s love of pictures is to art. A child, in his
         ignorance, may imagine the face of Dante to be the rapt
18    face of Jesus. Thus falsely may the human conceive of
         the Divine. If the schoolmaster is not Christ, the school
         gets things wrong, and knows it not; but the teacher is
21    morally responsible.
         Good health and a more spiritual religion are the com-
         mon wants; and these wants have wrought this moral
24    result, — that the so-called mortal mind asks for what
         Mind alone can supply. This demand militates against
         the so-called demands of matter, and regulates the present

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1      high premium on Mind-healing. If the uniform moral
         and spiritual, as well as physical, effects of Christian Sci-
3      ence were lacking, the premium would go down. That
         it continues to rise, and the demand to increase, shows its
         real value to the race. Even doctors will agree that in-
6      fidelity, ignorance, and quackery have never met the grow-
         ing wants of humanity. Christian Science is no “Boston
         craze;” it is the sober second thought of advancing
9      humanity.

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