‘No other way to live’

In the late 1970s, the newspaper my husband subscribed to went out of business, and he decided to get a subscription to The Christian Science Monitor. He said the Monitor was the best newspaper in the nation, and he added that if he skipped the daily religious article, the newspaper was just what he needed.

I did not pay much attention to this until the first issue of the Monitor arrived. I was surprised by the title of the newspaper. I had never heard that Christianity was a Science. And I had no idea what Christian Science was or who Mary Baker Eddy was. 

I had been born in a Christian background, but no one had ever satisfactorily answered my big question about God: If God is all-powerful and good, then why is there sin, disease, and suffering in the world? I actually found an answer to that question when I opened the first issue of the Monitor. It included the text of a Christian Science lecture, which explained very clearly that God never created evil or suffering—that they were lies, or false beliefs, which could be overcome through understanding the truth of God’s all-good creation. 

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How I Found Christian Science
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December 28, 2015

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