Books by Mary Baker Eddy

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   To teach the truth of life without using the word
death, the suppositional opposite of life, were as impossible
as to define truth and not name its opposite, error.
Straining at gnats, one may swallow camels.
   The tender mother, guided by love, faithful to her instincts,
and adhering to the imperative rules of Science,
asks herself:  Can I teach my child the correct numeration
of numbers and never name a cipher?  Knowing
that she cannot do this in mathematics, she should know
that it cannot be done in metaphysics, and so she should
definitely name the error, uncover it, and teach truth

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