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No cover for crime

From the May 1996 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Often it seems as if crime succeeds because evil intent lays its schemes undetected. Aliases, darkness, intimidation, even supposedly legitimate business—these are some of crime's attempted covers.

Dedicated efforts in crime prevention do much to arrest wrongdoing and to protect the public. But crime's secrecy may seem to give it an advantage. Is humanity, despite its efforts to attain security, condemned to live at the mercy of crime?

Christian Science, the divine law of good, shows that in reality man's existence is ordered by infinite Love, unshadowed by evil. This revelation of the absolute harmony of real being in no way implies that we should ignore evil. Christian Science looks at evil unflinchingly, from the standpoint of the all-power of good. In so doing, Science exposes evil as a lie. Discerning evil's falsity through the Science of Christianity, we can pinpoint the cover behind which all crime ultimately attempts to hide: the belief that evil is real.

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