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From the June 1939 issue of The Christian Science Journal

IT seems as if the various claims of materialism are today using radio, billboards, movies, magazines, and books, as well as silent mental suggestions, to induce youth to believe that there is something attractive, beneficial, refreshing, and interesting in that which mortal mind has to offer, from the use of tobacco to the indulgence of certain vices. All this is but the old, old illusion or lie of "the serpent," mortal mind, trying to make evil, matter, materialism, appear to be good and real, and essential to man's well-being, happiness, and satisfaction.

National and political leaders are devoting thought, time, and expense to the training of youth. Since much of this training is based upon the false, corporeal, material sense of man, with its restlessness, cravings, and longings, we find our young people being misled and involved in many things that in no way contribute to their health, happiness, or well-being.

In 1895 Mrs. Eddy declared (Pulpit and Press, p. 9), "Ah, children, you are the bulwarks of freedom, the cement of society, the hope of our race!" How important, how vital it is that what Mrs. Eddy saw as the status of the children should come to pass, should be realized!

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