Mary Baker Eddy saw clearly the need for all people to defend themselves and others from destructive influences—such as disunity, fear, suspicion, dishonesty, confusion, violence. “In a world of sin and sensuality hastening to a greater development of power,” she writes, “it is wise earnestly to consider whether it is the human mind or the divine Mind which is influencing one” ( Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, pp.
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