Are all material objects simply ideas, or is matter altogether nonexistent? If matter doesn’t exist, how can material objects express beauty, or be reflections of ideas? — From a participant at the Portland, Oregon, Youth Summit A: The relationship between material objects and spiritual ideas is clearly delineated in Mary Baker Eddy’s answer to a similar question posed on page 60 of her book Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896 . There she says, in part: “.
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