A Stimulating Challenge

In almost every course in a curriculum followed in college the subject of religion comes up at some time for discussion. Rarely is religion upheld. At times an attempt is made to tear down the belief in God—to try to prove that matter is the basis of all existence.

When a college student who is a Christian Scientist is confronted with this situation, he often does one of two things: either he decides that the ones concerned are too materially-minded to understand the true nature of God anyway or he decides to allow the true nature of God to be so exemplified in his own life that the truth can no longer be successfully resisted.

Which attitude do you think would benefit mankind the most? Which one would benefit the Christian Science student the most? Answers to these questions were found by one college student whose professor in a public speaking course apparently had no use for God because, he believed that human conduct was motivated wholly by self-interest. This attitude led him to say to the class that Jesus was selfish; that all that he did for mankind was a satisfaction to himself. The professor by so reasoning concluded that Jesus was selfish.

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Spiritual Fitness
September 11, 1965

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