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Your Questions & Answers

Following the example set by the question-and-answer columns in the early Journals, when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journalreaders with responses from Journal readers. You’ll find information at the end of the column about how to submit questions. Readers are also encouraged to go to Chapter III of Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896 by Mary Baker Eddy — “Questions and Answers.”

Why do we call certain things "bad" and other things "good"?

From the January 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Q. Why do we call certain things “bad” and other things “good”? What are the criteria? For example, isn’t death good because we’re moving on to the “second grade”?  — A participant at the youth summit in Portland, Oregon, US A.