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From the December 1957 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Nearly everyone has had to deal with falsehood at some time or another. Often a lie seems harmless enough, representing merely human opinions and rumors, but again it can be very dangerous or malicious. Propaganda, which is the concerted effort to spread certain doctrines or information, sometimes includes misstatements.

Often false statements may be corrected in a measure by recourse to courts of law and to the press, if the falsehood is serious enough to warrant such recourse. But suppose one is subjected to gossip which is too petty to come within the jurisdiction of the law for correction or to call for publicized explanation. How then does he deal with falsehood?

A Christian Scientist is sometimes led to refute a lie by a statement of fact; but under any circumstance, he turns in prayer to God to solve the problems of falsehood, just as he turns in prayer to God to solve every other problem, whether it is one of sickness, sorrow, sin, or lack. He knows that his unity with God, demonstrated through right thinking and acting, provides immunity from slander.

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