Making age irrelevant

"Never record ages," writes Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health, the textbook of Christian Science. An explanation is given further down the same page: "Life is eternal." Science and Health, p. 246. Age isn't a factor in eternal living. Does this concept seem too radical a standpoint for everyday use? Evidently not.

Today the attitude on age is shifting, which indicates perhaps a higher degree of understanding of eternal Life, God. People see more clearly now that age isn't necessarily an accurate indicator of mental or physical capacity. Would it be all that surprising to hear of a twenty-nine-year-old university president or of a seventy-year-old college student? Rigid restrictions relating to age are breaking down. Age is beginning to be perceived as less relevant.

A reasoned critique of Christian Science
April 27, 1981

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