It was with interest that I read the Cavalier's column...


It was with interest that I read the Cavalier's column in your issue of February 3, particularly his statements to the effect that a supreme, infinite Being, or God, governs the universe through law, and not caprice, and that this universe is infinite and continues to unfold. I was amazed, however, to learn that he classes Christian Scientists with those who consider the Bible a textbook on geology.

Christian Scientists do accept the first chapter of Genesis as the record of true creation, and it should be understood that this creation is spiritual and has nothing to do with the multitude of upheavals which geologists tell us have convulsed the earth's surface for millions of years. Furthermore, Christian Scientists do not insist that this spiritual creation came into existence only six thousand years ago. It is as infinite and eternal as its creator, without beginning or end; otherwise it would be finite.

It would seem to be in order to point out that physicists are not yet in agreement as to how and when the universe was created. In fact, some of the most eminent have gone so far as to define matter as a form of mental energy. At the same time it should not be assumed that Christian Scientists do not recognize and appreciate the splendid contributions to modern thought made by students of physical science. But Christian Science insists that reality is spiritual.

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September 14, 1935

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