[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of July 5-11 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You" Heard internationally over more than 1,000 stations, the weekly programs are prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 02115.]

RADIO PROGRAM NO. 327 - Coping with Injustice

[The speaker is David Sleeper, a Christian Scientist. The questioner is Robert McKinnon, an interested inquirer.]

Questioner: Most of us have been unjustly treated in some way. Injustices range over the gamut of human experience, from losing a dime in a telephone to those large racial discriminations which we read about today and which cause deep hurts. I think the human reaction to these things is to want to strike back, to want to hurt those who have caused injustice.

Speaker: A lot of people would strike back and feel it's perfectly natural to do so. But is it? Isn't this sort of reaction more animallike than it is manlike? An animal will strike back when it's attacked because it lacks the native intelligence to resolve the conflict. But surely there's more to a man than animal characteristics. Men have the intelligence, and they can use it, if they will, to resolve the basic problems that lead to injustice. God has endowed man with the capacity to exercise intelligence as a means of solving problems. It's not only a God-given but a God-supported capacity.

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Words of Current Interest
July 13, 1968

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