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

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of many gods, and reproduces the teachings of Jesus, whose
philosophy is incontestable, bears the strain of time, and
brings in the glories of eternity; "for other foundation
can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ."
   Divine philosophy is demonstrably the true idea of the
Christ, wherein Principle heals and saves.  A philosophy
which cannot heal the sick has little resemblance to Science,
and is, to say the least, like a cloud without rain,

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"driven about by every wind of doctrine."  Such philosophy
has certainly not touched the hem of the Christ
   Leibnitz, Descartes, Fichte, Hegel, Spinoza, Bishop
Berkeley, were once clothed with a "brief authority;"
but Berkeley ended his metaphysical theory with a treatise
on the healing properties of tar-water, and Hegel was an
inveterate snuff-taker.  The circumlocution and cold categories
of Kant fail to improve the conditions of mortals,
morally, spiritually, or physically.  Such miscalled metaphysical
systems are reeds shaken by the wind.  Compared
with the inspired wisdom and infinite meaning of
the Word of Truth, they are as moonbeams to the sun, or
as Stygian night to the kindling dawn.

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