Moving mountains

The text of a broadcast on Christian Science given by Robert Peel on the "Third Programme" of the British Broadcasting Corporation

Originally published in The Christian Science Monitor

Within the past few years we have seen a tremendous accession of physical power to mankind. We often hear it said that man now has the power to blast all human life from the earth if he wants to. His latest achievement, the hydrogen bomb, seems a kind of blasphemous parody on the words of Jesus: "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you" (Matt. 17:20 ).

The faith that has rocked the world with atomic explosions is a faith in man's capacity to control nature through scientific method, but today one often finds it combined with a fearful doubt of man's ability to control himself.

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