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From the February 1916 issue of The Christian Science Journal

AN ever recurring problem with thoughtful men and women, and one seemingly not easy of solution, is the question, Can the evils now going on in the world, with their indescribable presentments of horror and misery, rightfully be ascribed to God? Whatever religionists of other creeds may offer, Christian Scientists unhesitatingly and unequivocally answer, "A thousand times, No!" And they are assured that their instant and emphatic denial of this mistaken sense of Deity is true, for the religious philosophy which has become a large part of their daily thinking makes any other answer quite impossible. They have come to think of God in such a way that an affirmative answer would seem blasphemous.