A Religion for the Thinker

Today every branch of human knowledge is being subjected to close scrutiny. The bright cold light of scientific research leaves nothing untouched. Vague attitudes and theories once accepted without question are being challenged as human knowledge increases and the old is replaced by the new. This is the pragmatic approach that scorns woolly thinking and demands verifiable evidence before accepting theory as fact.

No thinking person can quarrel with this attitude. He knows that a theory can be proved true or false by thorough research and application, and in this spirit he is willing to abide by the verdict, be it pro or con. Traditional theological questions cannot be resolved on this basis; and because of this, religion is being rejected by many thinkers on the grounds that its assertions are unprovable, therefore irrelevant to modern life.

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Christian Science Church Center
August 17, 1968
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