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From the May 1890 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Medicine is from the Latin medeor, to cure; the art of healing, preventing, curing "abnormal beliefs of the flesh."

Theology has a sound basis but departs from it. Medicine has no foundation and consequently the attempt to build a foundationless structure is vain. At the end of time the structure will be no nearer completion, nor will it become a greater source of safety.

Philosophy ascribes permanence, substance, persistence, to the objects of the senses or outward universe. Mind, sentiment, morals, Spirit,—these are abstractions, transcendental, ghostly, unreal. But workshops, mines, money, stomach and appetite are impregnable realities. In the Science of Mind demonstrable Truth is solid substance;—health, goodness, virtue, substantiality, Love. The causal side of existence, is the thought of God that gives meaning to time, space, immortality, and man; this is the stability of the universe.

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