"Error Control"

While making a business call in a department store, I came across a large sign, ERROR CONTROL. Under it was an arrow pointing to an office. This surprised me somewhat, as I had never before seen this term. Error control, I thought, is one way of describing what Christian Science does.

Mary Baker Eddy uses the term "error" quite often to indicate the material, discordant, and unreal. In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures she writes, "Error is a supposition that pleasure and pain, that intelligence, substance, life, are existent in matter." Using Mind as a synonym for God, she goes on to say: "Error is neither Mind nor one of Mind's faculties. Error is the contradiction of Truth. Error is a belief without understanding. Error is unreal because untrue. It is that which seemeth to be and is not." Science and Health, p. 472;

Caught in a Wild, Whirlpool Tide
December 1, 1973

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