From Letters, Substantially as Published

The simple fact about the arguments of your correspondent...

Lytham Times

The simple fact about the arguments of your correspondent is that he does not agree with Mrs. Eddy. He admits she insists that spiritual man is God's reflection but he contends that the divine reflection is the originator and upholder of the dream of material existence. This plainly shows that your correspondent has not comprehended the meaning of the word "reflection" as explained in Christian Science. He supposes that the reflection is somehow separated from God, has an independent consciousness, and lapses into erroneous beliefs from one cause or another; whereas Mrs. Eddy teaches that God and man, His expression, are inseparable. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 475) she defines man, in part, as "that which has no separate mind from God; that which has not a single quality underived from Deity; that which possesses no life, intelligence, nor creative power of his own, but reflects spiritually all that belongs to his Maker."

Would not a man with a smooth face looking in a glass be amazed to find the reflection showing him with a long beard? But, of course, this is impossible. Equally impossible is it that man, God's reflection, should be a deviation from divine Mind.

January 27, 1934

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