Christian Science versus Modern Mythology

[Written Especially for Young People]

Many children enjoy reading stories of ancient mythology, although they do not believe them to be real, or think of them as occurring anywhere but in the realm of fairy tales. This was the case with a young girl who had received her religious training through attending a Christian Science Sunday School, and who lived in a family where every problem was brought to this Science for solution.

On coming home to lunch one day from grammar school, this young girl appeared to her mother to have lost her usual buoyancy of spirit. They conversed together, as was their custom, about the incidents of the day, but the child seemed disinclined to talk about herself until a direct question brought the trouble to the surface.

It seems that there had been a lesson on hygiene that morning in which the schoolteacher had brought up for consideration various beliefs of physiology which included descriptions of so-called material laws, and certain symptoms of disease and their remedies. These were intended to warn and instruct the class, but they had the effect on some of the pupils of disturbing their thought and making them fearful.

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