A High School Student Writes

Dialogue with Myself

First Voice: Now, that's about the craziest thing I've ever heard. You mean to stand there and tell me that nobody is ever sick, that nobody ever sins, that nobody ever dies? And then to say that matter is unreal! Well, I'm sorry, but Christian Science is absolutely wild.

Second Voice: I used to think so, too. But lately it's begun to make a lot of sense to me. Take an innocent little kid. He's looking through a telescope and sees the stars as green. He says to his older brother, "Wow, look at all these green stars!" His brother says, "They aren't green. They just look green because of this telescope's special green lens—a lens which doesn't show you the stars the way they really are." Those stars were never green, right?

Well, okay. Christian Science says that when we see the world as material, sick, sinning, and dying, we are just like the innocent kid who saw the stars as green. We don't see things the way they are because we're looking through a lens—a misinterpreting lens.

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Does Christian Science Ignore Disease?
December 23, 1972

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