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EVIL—IMPERSONAL, POWERLESS

From the March 1966 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Only good thoughts are real thoughts. Good thoughts come from God, divine Mind, and they express the great and good power of this one and only Mind. What are termed evil thoughts are not real, for in Truth there is no mind apart from God, no mortal, or carnal, mind to so-conceive evil thoughts or to cause such called thoughts to spring forth. It follows, then, that there is no basis for the erroneous belief that evil thoughts have impetus and power to harm oneself or anyone else.

In the study of Christian Science we learn that mortal suggestions, claiming presence as fearful, discouraged, envious, or hateful thoughts, have no source, force, or directive animus—no reality. By its divine logic, this Science refutes conclusively every suggestion of mortal mind, including its assertions that it itself is real, that it can and does produce evil thoughts, and that these thoughts can and do become the thoughts of man.

Love does not share the consciousness of its beloved idea, man, with evil. Only the currents of Truth and Love can find access to the consciousness of man and flow through. The truth is that every individual is God-directed, God-protected, and God-loved. He cannot be used to receive or to project evil thoughts. His thoughts are from God. As we claim this as true of everyone and prove it for ourselves, we exempt ourselves from being either the agent for or the victim of hurtful thoughts, and we help others to do likewise.

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