Understanding the Nothingness of Evil

Suppose one day a headline in the papers would say, A Revolutionary Scientific Discovery Reveals: ALL EVIL IS UNREAL!

Might we not almost hear a sigh of relief all over the world? What a fantastic day! Everybody would talk about it: How could this be possible? How could famine, crime, sickness—all evil—be unreal? people would ask. And if unreal, what, then, could be real?

Students of Christian Science are learning what is real and what is unreal. Every day, through study and prayer, they strive to demonstrate practical knowledge of their religion. They accept what Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health: "Nothing is real and eternal,—nothing is Spirit,—but God and His idea. Evil has no reality. It is neither person, place, nor thing, but is simply a belief, an illusion of material sense." Science and Health, p. 71;

A Zigzag Course
January 18, 1975

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