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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 Journal readers with responses from Journalreaders. You’ll find information at the end of the column about how to submit questions. Readers are also encouraged to go to Chapter III ofMiscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, by Mary Baker Eddy — “Questions and Answers.”

Could you please explain two statements in Science and Health that seem contradictory?

From the June 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Q: Could you please explain: “Thoughts unspoken are not unknown to the divine Mind” ( Science and Health, p. 1 )? To me this seems to contradict another statement Mary Baker Eddy made later in the book: “The intercommunication is always from God to His idea, man” ( p.