Political animosity—don’t get pulled in

Recently there has been a great deal written about “bots” (web robots, or software applications that run automated tasks over the internet), particularly Russian bots, infiltrating social media and spreading misinformation with the intent to foment dissension and division among citizens. In the United States, for example, such activity fuels the fire in what many feel is already an extremely politically polarized nation.

There is an effort to alert the public by identifying and uncovering the social media accounts that are run by bots—often masquerading as humans—so that people aren’t fooled by their divisive intent. It’s important to perceive this underlying malicious intent to undermine good and further cultivate a schism, but Christian Science, the law of eternal good, goes even deeper and reveals the root of the problem as the deceptive influence of what is termed animal magnetism. 

August 20, 2018

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