Christianity, Democracy, and the Real Man

One day a student of Christian Science was pondering the statement, frequently made after the World War, that Christianity had proved a failure, and its refutation by thinking people, who showed beyond cavil that it was not Christianity that had failed, but the poor concept of Christianity which many had held. Then there came to her the same argument in another form, saying that democracy had failed. Again came the answer that it was not democracy, but the false concept of democracy, which had failed. The perfect concept of democracy had not as yet become evident to humanity, although men were striving valiantly to discern and to understand its true nature.

While she thus reasoned, the "still small voice" of spiritual Truth gave forth this question: Then, what about man? And as never before came the recognition that as yet, by the world at large, the real man, made in God's image and likeness, had only been imperfectly seen. It is true that the ages had sought for this man, as the later years had sought for an understanding of Christianity and democracy; but, except in the case of Jesus and a few of his followers, what had been seen had been more or less vague, having come as "through a glass, darkly."

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