The Questioning Spirit

One of the fundamentals of accepted educational procedure is the questioning spirit. Students are taught to question everything they have learned and to see if such learning stands up under intensive research. There is nothing wrong with this method if it is honestly carried out and if one maintains a proper perspective and is not unduly influenced by personal opinions.

Students who have had religious training in their youth are sometimes thrown off-balance when they encounter this intense doubting attitude in their steps toward a higher education. For the first time they may experience the challenging instruction of some very materially-minded and atheistic individuals, and this may put a strain on their early training and their religious beliefs. If one is fortified by some understanding of Christian Science, he can weather such storms. He can constantly measure his experience in terms of the instruction he gets in the textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. Faithful study of this book will answer his doubts, counteract material influences, and open his thought to the higher ability one gains from his understanding of God as divine Mind.

One of the basic aims of the educational process is to teach people to think intelligently. Christian Science thoroughly agrees with this aim. It too challenges unthinking attitudes and blind acceptance of traditional theories. But there is always a line of demarcation between the sincere seeker for truth and the negative-minded individual whose sole aim seems to be to tear everything down.

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Testimony of Healing
I was a Protestant by birth
July 29, 1967

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