The Upward Way

In no known previous period in human history have thinkers altered their conclusions so rapidly as they have done in the past fifty years.

The theory of matter, long tenaciously held to, which regarded matter as primary substance, has been discarded for one which regards it as electrical energy. Theology, too, has been rising above its centuries-old views of heaven and hell as local habitations, and of God as a magnified person, to more rational concepts of Deity. In latter years medical theory has steadily given added weight to thought as a factor in controlling the body.

An age-old belief in the law, "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread," accompanied by resignation to poverty and distress, is being shattered by advancing methods of production requiring less toil, and presaging abundance for all. And so one might go on and on, reciting numerous changes that have taken place in human thinking.

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The Christian Scientist
June 4, 1938

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