No and Yes, by Mary Baker Eddy
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

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   Blasphemy has never diminished sin and sickness, nor
acknowledged God in all His ways.  Blasphemy rebukes
not the godless lie that denies Him as All-in-all, nor does
it ascribe to Him all presence, power, and glory.  Christian
Science does this.  If Science lacked the proof of its
origin in God, it would be self-destructive, for it rests alone
on the demonstration of God's supremacy and
omnipotence.  Right thinking and right acting, physical and
moral harmony, come with Science, and the secret of
its presence lies in the universal need of better health and
   Human theories, when weighed in the balance, are
found unequal to the demonstration of divine Life and
Love; and their highest endeavors are, to divine Science,
what a child's love of pictures is to art.  A child, in his
ignorance, may imagine the face of Dante to be the rapt
face of Jesus.  Thus falsely may the human conceive of
the Divine.  If the schoolmaster is not Christ, the school
gets things wrong, and knows it not; but the teacher is
morally responsible.
   Good health and a more spiritual religion are the common
wants; and these wants have wrought this moral
result, - that the so-called mortal mind asks for what
Mind alone can supply.  This demand militates against
the so-called demands of matter, and regulates the present

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high premium on Mind-healing.  If the uniform moral
and spiritual, as well as physical, effects of Christian Science
were lacking, the premium would go down.  That
it continues to rise, and the demand to increase, shows its
real value to the race.  Even doctors will agree that infidelity,
ignorance, and quackery have never met the growing
wants of humanity.  Christian Science is no "Boston
craze;" it is the sober second thought of advancing

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