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From the August 2008 issue of The Christian Science Journal

If I am who I am, and my spiritual identity has no beginning and no end, where have I been before existence in this day and age?

A1 It certainly appears that life starts with birth and grows through infancy to adulthood before ending in death. And this does beg the questions of what (if anything) happens before birth and after death.

However, Christian Science reveals that this mortal sense of life is actually a misapprehension of existence—what Mary Baker Eddy called "the waking dream" of mortal existence (Science and Health, p. 250).

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