Christian Science would be very superficial indeed if...

Lumber Trade Journal

Christian Science would be very superficial indeed if its results in business or in other departments of human experience depended upon the thinking of other people. Such, however, is not the case. I speak of this because of a paragraph published in a recent issue of your paper. This paragraph says, "If you take the Christian Science view of business, that is, if you believe that business is going to be good, then it will be excellent the coming fall."

Such a line of reasoning, if carried to its logical conclusion, would mean that disaster could be brought about if everybody, or even a majority of the people, believed in it. This notion followed out would develop two active opposing factions (of belief) on practically every question, the state which prevails pretty much among men to-day. But this does not suggest Christian Science or its fruits in the least.

Christian Science, as its name implies, is the Science of Christianity, by means of which one may arrive at the correct solution of all the problems of existence, whether they relate to business, morals, or to bodily health. The standard to be attained being perfection or Truth,—as in mathematics,—and the means to the end being Christian or spiritual as opposed to material, nothing short of a right or "good" answer can be the outcome if in our work we adhere strictly to the unfailing Principle which governs all cases.

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