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WHAT DIVINE ALLNESS IMPLIES

From the July 1960 issue of The Christian Science Journal


At a show in a planetarium, the lecturer spoke of how very little matter a comet contains. He concluded by saying that the substance in a comet is "as near to nothing as anything can be while it still remains something."

Among the fundamental propositions of Christian Science are these: that God, Spirit, is All-in-all and that evil and matter are nothing. The second proposition follows from the first. Various systems of religion and thought have regarded matter and evil as having a very minor or peripheral place in the scheme of things, possibly as being "as near to nothing as anything can be while it still remains something." Christian Science is unique in recognizing evil and matter to be not "near to nothing" but actually nothing at all.

Christian Science is not a system of abstract intellectual logic; but its logic can and does satisfy the intellect which is humble enough to examine and follow unfamiliar evidence wherever that evidence leads. Its propositions are demonstrable, however improbable some of them may seem at first hearing; the demonstration provides the evidence which makes the propositions not only credible but intellectually and scientifically compelling.

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