Metaphysical Aspect of The Christian Science Monitor

What is the metaphysical aspect of The Christian Science Monitor? The writer was once invited to answer this question, and the task proved to be an interesting and valuable one. As one enters upon a consideration of the question he comes to realize, with increasing conviction, that from the first page of its news items, through its feature and general information pages, and even through its advertisements, to its editorials and editorial notes on the last page, the purpose of this newspaper is metaphysical. De Quincey stated that mathematics has not a foot to stand upon which is not purely metaphysical; and this can truly be said of The Christian Science Monitor.

It is sometimes asserted that Christian Scientists have merely set out to establish the Monitor as a good, wholesome newspaper, though upon more ethical lines than other great journalistic enterprises, and having the advantage of one religious article printed in it daily, but that to claim for the Monitor a spiritual home in our church, with the protection of the metaphysical work of our members, work as alert and as consecrated as that given to the other activities of our movement, is something which was never intended.

God Our Source of Supply
March 9, 1929

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