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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.