In a recent issue under "Gossip and Grumbles," the following...

Glasgow (Scotland) Times

In a recent issue under "Gossip and Grumbles," the following occurs: "I have a sort of vague idea, though I have not read Mrs. Eddy's works, that Christian Science teaches there is no such thing as dirt, or suffering, or major and minor nuisances in the world." And then the writer adds that he is open to correction. Let me say at once that Christian Science does not teach what has just been quoted. It is fully alive to the squalor and suffering that are in the world; but, at the same time, its endeavor is to have these evils eliminated from the lives of men so that the world may become a happier and a healthier place in which to dwell.

What Christian Science does quite definitely teach is that God, the divine Principle of all reality, is infinite good, and that God's spiritual creation, which is the only real creation, is perfect like Himself. It teaches, further, and as a logical consequence, that evil does not exist in the consciousness of God, and that evil, therefore, whether it be named sin or suffering, has, in the absolute sense, no reality. Moreover, Christian Science holds that the false belief of evil or inharmony is destroyed in human consciousness in the exact ratio in which divine Principle is understood by human beings.

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