No phases of belief in Mind

In Victorian England some thought that fruit was bad for children. The opposite is now accepted. Human thought is prone to beliefs, whether slight or weighty. This is easily agreed to. But there is more than trivial significance in this point.

The whole physical universe is the expression of mortal belief. This is said in spite of the fact that some material things—the physical body, for example—can seem incredibly complex. And regardless of the almost incomprehensible size of the universe's stars and galaxies.

When we understand, as we can through Christian Science, that there are no beliefs in the infinite divine Mind, or God, this begins to change our perception of reality. An important derivative of Mind's infiniteness is that, because there are truly no beliefs, there are no phases or gradations of belief.

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Where fidelity leads us
March 20, 1978

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