Crime and Violence-What We Can Do

The bad things happening to people in many parts of the world occupy thought to a great extent these days. "Fear of being harmed: America's 'hidden' issue," one newspaper survey reported. The question many long to have answered practically and with conviction is, What can we do about violence?

Having accepted the sole cause of man and creation as God, Spirit, those who understand Christian Science acknowledge the effect of that cause to be spiritual. This scientific view of existence leads to the conclusion that violence, fratricide, fragmentation, are not part of God's creation. Nor can they claim to be the least bit fascinating to the consciousness that knows the primal cause of life as Spirit and recognizes all true attraction as spiritual.

This one attraction, the attraction of the divine Mind that controls, governs, and guards all, expresses itself in the individual spiritual man and universe. Here is our authority for refusing any description, historical, journalistic, or otherwise, that implies the real identity of man could be attracted to evil—could be depraved, cunning, deprived, or dangerous.

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Our Place in God's Allness
July 25, 1977

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