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12Science would have no conflict with Life or common sense, if this sense were consistently sensible. Man's real life or existence is in harmony with Life and its glorious

15phenomena. It upholds being, and destroys the too common sense of its opposites — death, disease, and sin. Christian Science is an everlasting victor, and vanquish-

18ment is unknown to the omnipresent Truth. I must ever follow this line of light and battle.

Christian Science is my only ideal; and the individual

21and his ideal can never be severed. If either is misunder- stood or maligned, it eclipses the other with the shadow cast by this error.

24Truth destroys error. Nothing appears to the physi- cal senses but their own subjective state of thought. The senses join issue with error, and pity what has no right

27either to be pitied or to exist, and what does not exist in Science. Destroy the thought of sin, sickness, death, and you destroy their existence. "Whatsoever a man soweth,

30that shall he also reap."

Because God is Mind, and this Mind is good, all is good and all is Mind. God is the sum total of the

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1universe. Then what and where are sin, sickness, and death?

3Christian Science and Christian Scientists will, must, have a history; and if I could write the history in poor parody on Tennyson's grand verse, it would read

6thus: —

Traitors to right of them,

M. D.'s to left of them,

9Priestcraft in front of them,

Volleyed and thundered!

Into the jaws of hate,

12Out through the door of Love,

On to the blest above,

Marched the one hundred.

EXTRACT FROM MY

FIRST ADDRESS IN THE MOTHER CHURCH,

MAY 26, 1895

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