18Again: If error is the cause of disease, Truth being the cure, denial of this fact in one instance and acknowledgment of it in another saps one's under-
21standing of the Science of Mind-healing. Such denial dethrones demonstration, baffles the student of Mind- healing, and divorces his work from Science. Such de-
24nial also contradicts the doctrine that we must mentally struggle against both evil and disease, and is like saying that five times ten are fifty while ten times five are not
27fifty; as if the multiplication of the same two numbers would not yield the same product whichever might serve as the multiplicand.
30Who would tell another of a crime that he himself is committing, or call public attention to that crime ? The belief in evil and in the process of evil, holds the issues
1of death to the evil-doer. It takes away a man's proper sense of good, and gives him a false sense of both evil
3and good. It inflames envy, passion, evil-speaking, and strife. It reverses Christian Science in all things. It causes the victim to believe that he is advancing while
6injuring himself and others. This state of false conscious- ness in many cases causes the victim great physical suffer- ing; and conviction of his wrong state of feeling reforms
9him, and so heals him: or, failing of conviction and re- form, he becomes morally paralyzed — in other words, a moral idiot.
12In this state of misled consciousness, one is ready to listen complacently to audible falsehoods that once he would have resisted and loathed; and this, because the
15false seems true. The malicious mental argument and its action on the mind of the perpetrator, is fatal, morally and physically. From the effects of mental malpractice
18the subject scarcely awakes in time, and must suffer its full penalty after death. This sin against divine Science is cancelled only through human agony: the measure it
21has meted must be remeasured to it.
The crimes committed under this new régime of mind- power, when brought to light, will make stout hearts quail.
24Its mystery protects it now, for it is not yet known. Error is more abstract than Truth. Even the healing Principle, whose power seems inexplicable, is not so obscure; for
27this is the power of God, and good should seem more natural than evil.
I shall not forget the cost of investigating, for this age,