The gracious acknowledgment of the spiritual-mindedness...

Montebello Messenger

The gracious acknowledgment of the spiritual-mindedness of Mary Baker Eddy, in an article in your recent issue, is appreciated. However, exception must be taken to the implications of the item.

The whole trend of Mrs. Eddy's teachings is to glorify God, Spirit, as the one and only cause. Reasoning logically from this premise, she repudiates the supposition of intelligent matter and its vibrations and denies that the planets have any influence on man. In her book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" she says (p. 259), "Vibration is not intelligence; hence it is not a creator;" and (p. 102): "There is but one real attraction, that of Spirit." "The planets have no more power over man than over his Maker, since God governs the universe; but man, reflecting God's power, has dominion over all the earth and its hosts."

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