Finite Intelligence

Mrs. Eddy reminds us that "erring, finite, human mind has an absolute need of something beyond itself for its redemption and healing" (Science and Health, p. 151). With all its apparent activities the finite mind is nevertheless incapable of comprehending the marvelous processes of infinite intelligence. Some questions in the realm of religious investigation always remain unanswered. This does not mean that they are in themselves unanswerable, for agnosticism is but the inexcusable wail of intellectual indolence, and to surrender to perplexing difficulties in any republic of knowledge, religious or secular, is to yield to ignorance and inefficiency and to recruit the forces of superstition and folly. Thanks to Christian Science, the realm of the unknown and seemingly unknowable is ever becoming smaller and smaller.

Men are constantly finding themselves face to face with problems of existence whose origin is traceable to human ignorance. Many of these are complex, mutable, kaleidoscopic, and for their solution recourse must be had to some source of fundamental and unalterable truth which is always accessible. Such source must be both religious and scientific, to use the words in their common import. Using these terms according to their exact meanings, we should affirm that that which is religious is scientific and that which is scientific is religious.

"Owe no man"
October 30, 1915

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