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SOME ASPECTS OF MATERIALISM

Descensus Averni facile.—Virgil.

From the June 1905 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Between materialism and all the higher hopes and ideals of our race there is not merely a separation, there is an abyss. By the mud upon its garments materialism always betrays that it belongs to the province of clay; while our higher hopes and ideals carry upon their foreheads a radiance not born of earth, and revealing their immortal origin and destiny.