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Nothing more clearly illustrates the complete reversal of thought which confronts the student of Christian Science, and the necessity of unlearning many things believed necessary in his material education, than a comparison of the educational value of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy with the thousands of text-books which attempt to solve the riddle of the universe while maintaining the reality of sense-evidence. Through the spiritual ideas expressed in this book the mystery surrounding God and His creation, including man, is solved, order is brought out of chaos, and the rule states for demonstrating the truth of being.

Scientifically speaking there has always been a rhythm and not a riddle of the universe. Mortal, misty thought created its own riddle and then side-stepped the issue. Our national library institutions are overflowing with books which attempt to peep behind the cloud of a material creation, of life in matter, and the ephemeral nature of these works is forcibly emphasized by the rebuke God gave to Job when he asked: "Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? ... Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?" Had mankind applied the lesson to be learned from this rebuke, it would not have relied as it has upon material philosophy for an answer to its questions.

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June 24, 1916

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