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How can I talk to ‘smart people’ about God?

From the August 2019 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Originally appeared online in the teen series: Q&A - April 9, 2019

Q: How can I talk to my friends about God and Christian Science when they say intelligent people are too smart to have faith or believe in a higher power?

A: After a few significant healings during graduate school, including a healing of depression, I was on fire with Christian Science. I wanted to share what had so deeply transformed my life with others who I knew were searching for peace, comfort, and health. The problem? I was finishing my degree at a prominent university, and many of my fellow students were not very interested in God and religion. 

I was a member of the Christian Science organization (CSO) at my university, and one day I was invited to a lunch gathering of religious ministries on campus. I’ll be honest: I felt some trepidation. Shortly before this event, we’d held a Christian Science lecture on campus, which no one had attended. And I’d been openly mocked while distributing posters about the talk. While I knew that everyone in this lunch group would be open to spirituality, I also knew that some probably had ideas about Christian Science that were … not great. 

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