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From the October 1885 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, To the unknown God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, Him declare I unto you."—Acts 17:22,23.

Secular and religious publications are devoting their best abilities to explain the phenomena of mind. Societies are formed, discussions are held, papers read, setting forth by plausible arguments the causes of the world of appearances. It cannot be successfully denied that in the attitude of the present generation, standing agog over this mystery of mind, may be seen a duplicate of the condition of those intellectual Athenians whom the apostle addressed from Mars' hill.

It is noticeable that Paul does not declare the Athenians were not worshipping God, but the objection inferred is to their mode of worship, which resulted in deepening the mystery that had before surrounded Him.

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