Christian Science versus Escapism

"Stop the world, I want to get off!" These words from a recent play might well convey the sentiment of many faced with the frustrations of the modern world. Overwhelmed by the seeming magnitude of problems, some have sought relief in alcohol or drugs or philosophies of nihilism. Such tendencies are a warning that solutions must be found. Even when the problems of the day seem not to touch one personally, one cannot help feeling the need of genuine peace in a world beset by tragedy, war, and strife.

Christian Science comes as an answer to the many perplexing problems of this time. But because it denies the reality of evil or error, Christian Science, too, is thought by some to be a form of escapism. Actually, just the opposite is true. Christian Science does offer a means of escape from problems, but it accomplishes this not by ignoring or running from these problems but by facing them and solving them.

Action and Power
August 29, 1970

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