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the avenues and will find himself having dominion instruments of human error

over the atmosphere and the great

deep, over the fish of the sea and the (p. 190). And these same senses

fowls of the air. The astronomer are terrible fellows—utterly un will no longer look up to the stars, trustworthy and unreliable. but he will look out from them [ali

at once ?] upon the universe ; and the “If you wish to know the spiritual florist will find his flower before he fact, you can discover it by reversing beholds its seed.” the material testimony, be it pro or con--be it in accord with your pre

It will be a big day indeed

In that conceptions, or utterly contrary there- for Covent Garden. to”. (p. 22). “Science reverses the happy state of circumstances testimony of the physical senses, and harvest will be a preliminary by this reversal mortals arrive at the fundamental facts of being” (p. 14).

to ploughing, and six-year-old " Any conclusion pro or con deduced mutton will gradually mature from supposed sensation in matter, into New Zealand lamb. Plays or matter's supposed consciousness of will begin with Act V., and health or disease, instead of reversing novels will end with page 1 : the testimony of the physical senses, both of which arrangements confirms that testimony as legitimate, will be highly convenient for and so leads to disease” (ibid.)

the general public. Men will The divine Principle of Science, be born at the age of ninety, “reversing the testimony of the and be carried to the grave, physical senses, reveals man as

full of years and honour, in harmoniously existent in Truth, infancy. Consequences will which is the only basis of health ; inevitably be followed by their and thus Science denies error, antecedents, and effects will heals the sick, overthrows false infallibly produce their own evidence, and refutes material

causes. We shall have entered istic logic” (p. 14). That is to with Alice into the region besay, if the senses say “Yes,” hind the Looking - glass, and the “fundamental fact of being” shall live there happily ever is ipso facto "No." It is well after. to have a clear understanding Inconceivability, then, is one on the point, as well as to be of the tests of truth, though able to make allowances for

in a sense vastly different from mortal mind. No wonder it

that in which the doctrine has habitually goes astray ! But, hitherto been received. There cheer up! A better time is in is, however, another criterion, store, when Science-Christian and that is, the convertibility Science—is no longer “kep' out of a proposition. If a sentence of her rights,” like the soi-disant will be obliging enough to Sir Roger Tichborne.

read backwards, the battle is “ The seasons will and go, with

more than half-won already. changes of time and tide, cold and “The metaphysics of Christian heat, latitude and longitude." [It is science, like the rules of mathenotorious how the latitude and longi- matics, prove the truth by tude vary with the time of year !] inversion. For example: there "The agriculturist will find these is no pain in Truth, and no changes cannot affect his crops in seed-time or harvest. The mariner truth in pain; no matter in

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Et in Ders; Do - Tarts which ar Christian 1:21*a in Lite, and no lie in Science quacks ras choose to IZKI ; 1 matst in God stin; and we proceed to ask. 2:41 19 295in matter” (p. 7) What on Mrs Eids's own W tens lave to and one principlesdo such stories Gi illustration : Black is prore? White; the converse of which Observe her chain of reasonist, to say the least of it, as ing. Any given disease is a true as the proposition itself. disease, not of the bods, but of But, in the long run, the test the mind. It manifests itself, to which Yrs Eddy appeals however, in certain bodily is the surful cure of illness symptoms. “A change of be_“the alaptation of truth to lief changes all the physical the treatment of disease” —or, symptoms, and determines a in other words, “ metaphysical case for better or worse” (p. healing" (p. 1).

90). Mrs Eddy, we shall supIn support of her pretensions pose, is called in to attend a as an effective healer, Mrs patient, and from his physical Eddy, although she has “ never appearance she has no difficulty believed in receiving certificates in inferring that he has measles or presenting testimonials of in his mind. She applies a curus” (p. 86), is nevertheless high attenuation of truth. The kind enough to favour us with rash disappears; the nose dea few such certificates or testi- sists from running; the eyes monials. As might have been cease to water; the patient gets anticipated, they have all the up and goes about his ordinary true death-cured-in-six-doses occupations. Mrs Eddy infers ring about them, and differ that his mind is cured of materially neither in tone nor measles; and she draws that substance from the tributes inference once more from the paid by grateful railway guards symptoms presented by his or old wives to the sovereign body. But her only source of virtues of Glanders's Blue information as to those sympBoluses for Bilious Bounders, toms is her physical sensesany

other proprietary “the five personal falsities ”. remedy. Far be it from us whose evidence is radically to challenge the good faith erroneous, and whose testimony of such evidence. We have it is the business of science to

means or opportunity of reverse. When Mrs Eddy, acsifting it, and indeed have no cordingly, sees that the physical desire to do so. It might be symptoms of measles have dispointed out

singular appeared, she is bound in confeature that the cures, instead sistency to infer that the mind of being absolutely instan- is more measly than taneous, seem to require two When, on the contrary, the or three days for completion. symptoms become more marked But we are perfectly willing and alarming, she is bound to

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infer that the mind is conval- single new motive for putting escent. She cannot be allowed the virtues which it recommends to approbate and reprobate ; into practice. We strongly and thus, if her record of suc- suspect, however, that the real cessful cures proves anything, it attraction of Mrs Eddy’s nosdemonstrates that the patients trum lies in the practical were truly in much worse case department as illustrated in after her treatment than they “metaphysical healing.” It is had been before. It is all, to not so much that this branch be sure, the most imbecile non- holds out inducements of a sense; but if you profess to go pecuniary nature. It may be in for logic and for scientific de- the that business men duction or induction, you must have found that Christian abide by the rules of the game, Science "enhances their physiand not play fast and loose cal and mental powers, enlarges with

your fundamental proposi- their perception of character, tions.

gives them acuteness and comIt is only fair to say that prehensiveness, and an ability Mrs Eddy makes a considerable to exceed their ordinary busiparade of the ethical side of her ness capacity

ness capacity” (p. 21). And teaching, and lashes sin and yet that may not draw many vice with great

great heartiness; business men into Mrs Eddy's which seems rather a waste of net. The crucial point is that time, inasmuch as sin and vice, in the healing department what on Mrs Eddy's showing, are may compendiously be called mere illusions, and do not really the Mumbo - Jumbo element exist. At the worst, we should comes into full play; and withhave thought that they could out a strong infusion of Mumbobe “vanished," as conjurors say, Jumbo no system of quackery by thinking them to be good- can hope to make a popular ness and virtue. However that hit. may be, it is satisfactory to Disease, let us note that “ Christian Science remind our readers, is, accordpre-eminently promotes affec- ing to Christian Science, an tion and virtue in families, and affection of the mind and not therefore in the community' of the body. Drugs, being (p. 283). We cannot honestly material, can have no effect say that the precepts of Chris- upon the mind. Such efficacy tian Science in this aspect are as they may possess is entirely of a highly novel or original due to the faith with which character. Unselfishness, tem- the chemist, the botanist, the perance, meekness, charity, and druggist, the doctor, and the the like have been inculcated nurse equip them (p. 48). Atby most moralists with remark- tention to what are popularly able unanimity since the begin- termed the laws of health is as ning of the Christian dispensa- mischievous the tion, and even before it; and drugs; and tubbing appears we have failed to discover that to be worst of all in its deChristian Science suggests a moralising tendencies (p. 414).

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Mind, and no mind in matter; to take for granted the correctno nerves in Intelligence, and ness of any number of similar no intelligence in nerves; no "yarns” which any Christian matter in Life, and no life in Science quack may choose to matter; no matter in Good, spin ; and we proceed to ask, and no good in matter” (p. 7). What, on Mrs Eddy's own We take leave to add one principles, such stories other illustration : Black is prove? White; the converse of which Observe her chain of reasonis, to say the least of it, as ing. Any given disease is a true as the proposition itself. disease, not of the body, but of But, in the long run, the test the mind. It manifests itself, to which Mrs Eddy appeals however, in certain bodily is the successful cure of illness symptoms. “A change of be—“the adaptation of truth to lief changes all the physical the treatment of disease ”—or, symptoms, and determines a in other words, "metaphysical case for better or worse (p. healing” (p. 1).

90). Mrs Eddy, we shall supIn support of her pretensions pose, is called in to attend a as an effective healer, Mrs patient, and from his physical Eddy, although she has never appearance she has no difficulty believed in receiving certificates in inferring that he has measles or presenting testimonials of in his mind. She applies a cures” (p. 86), is nevertheless high attenuation of truth. The kind enough to favour us with rash disappears; the nose dea few such certificates or testi- sists from running; the eyes monials. As might have been cease to water; the patient gets anticipated, they have all the up and goes about his ordinary true death-cured-in-six-doses occupations. Mrs Eddy infers ring about them, and differ that his mind is cured of materially neither in tone nor measles ; and she draws that substance from the tributes inference once more from the paid by grateful railway guards symptoms presented by his or old wives to the sovereign body. But her only source of virtues of Glanders's Blue information as to those sympBoluses for Bilious Bounders, toms is her physical senses

any other proprietary “the five personal falsities”. remedy. Far be it from us whose evidence is radically to challenge the good faith erroneous, and whose testimony of such evidence. We have it is the business of science to

means or opportunity of reverse. When Mrs Eddy, acsifting it, and indeed have no cordingly, sees that the physical desire to do so. It might be symptoms of measles have dispointed out

singular appeared, she is bound in confeature that the cures, instead sistency to infer that the mind of being absolutely instan- is more measly than taneous, seem to require two When, on the contrary, the or three days for completion. symptoms become more marked But we are perfectly willing and alarming, she is bound to

or

no

as

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ever.

case

infer that the mind is conval- single new motive for putting escent. She cannot be allowed the virtues which it recommends to approbate and reprobate; into practice. We strongly and thus, if her record of suc- suspect, however, that the real cessful cures proves anything, it attraction of Mrs Eddy's nosdemonstrates that the patients trum lies in the practical were truly in much worse case department as illustrated in after her treatment than they “metaphysical healing.” It is had been before. It is all, to not so much that this branch be sure,

the most imbecile non holds out inducements of a sense; but if you profess to go pecuniary nature. It may be in for logic and for scientific de- the that business men duction or induction, you must have found that Christian abide by the rules of the game, Science “enhances their physiand not play fast and loose cal and mental powers, enlarges with your fundamental proposi- their perception of character, tions.

gives them acuteness and comIt is only fair to say that prehensiveness, and an ability Mrs Eddy makes a considerable to exceed their ordinary busiparade of the ethical side of her ness capacity” (p. 21). And teaching, and lashes sin and yet that may not draw many vice with great heartiness ; business men into Mrs Eddy's which seems rather a waste of net. The crucial point is that time, inasmuch as sin and vice, in the healing department what on Mrs Eddy's showing, are may compendiously be called mere illusions, and do not really the Mumbo - Jumbo element exist. At the worst, we should comes into full play; and withhave thought that they could out a strong infusion of Mumbobe “vanished,” as conjurors say, Jumbo no system of quackery by thinking them to be good- can hope to make a popular ness and virtue. However that hit. may be, it is satisfactory to Disease, let note that “ Christian Science remind our readers, is, accordpre - eminently promotes affec- ing to Christian Science, an tion and virtue in families, and affection of the mind and not therefore in the community of the body. Drugs, being (p. 283). We cannot honestly material, can have no effect say that the precepts of Chris- upon the mind. Such efficacy tian Science in this aspect are as they may possess is entirely of a highly novel or original due to the faith with which character. Unselfishness, tem- the chemist, the botanist, the perance, meekness, charity, and druggist, the doctor, and the the like have been inculcated nurse equip them (p. 48). Atby most moralists with remark- tention to what are popularly able unanimity since the begin- termed the laws of health is as ning of the Christian dispensa- mischievous the

of tion, and even before it; and drugs; and tubbing appears we have failed to discover that to be worst of all in its deChristian Science suggests a moralising tendencies (p. 414).

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