Modern Mythology

[Written Especially for Young People]

A pupil in a Christian Science Sunday School once said to her teacher: "What we are learning about ourselves here in class is so contrary to what we are being taught in school that I find it confusing. In school we are being taught about our material bodies, and here we are learning that there is no reality in matter!"

The young Christian Scientist may be required to study the physical so-called sciences in school, but he need not let this disturb him. The material body is but a manifestation of mortal mind. And in studying about the body and the material laws governing it, we are not really studying about ourselves at all. We are merely taking a course in what may be termed modern mythology; learning what mortal mind is saying about its own false creation—what it believes to be true about itself. "Matter" and "mortal mind" are both defined for us in the Glossary of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and one term used in both definitions is "mythology."

October 22, 1938

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