[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of August 30—September 5 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. 335 - Man Is Not a Victim Of Chance

[The speaker is Harvey Wood, a Christian Science practitioner. The questioner is William Dawley.]

Questioner: A great deal is being done to promote highway safety, but accident predictions are anything but reassuring. Perhaps that's why so many people think about highway safety in terms of luck or chance.

Speaker: Highway safety has many aspects. One I'd like to explore with you relates to this whole concept of chance. It may sound startling, but highway safety can be undermined by a preoccupation with views of man as subject to chance, either good or bad. There are so many examples today: chance in the form of gasoline company sweepstakes, which offer odds for what's called good luck; and on the other hand, chance in the form of accident statistics offering odds for what's called bad luck.

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Words of Current Interest
September 7, 1968

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