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Giving to Life

Give to the natural sciences that to which it belongs, the hierarchical mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms, the change, mutation, evolution, and vulnerability to extinction.

Give to the Science of Life that to which it belongs, Principle, Soul, Life eternal, with no beginning or end, God, intelligence, force, spirituality, health, delight. The living atmosphere. Us.

“Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”[1]

God, the all-knowing divine Mind does not know the short-lived human mind. To know the human mind is not to know divine Mind. To know divine Mind is to recognize that the human mind is unknowable because it constantly vacillates between good and bad, adoration and fear, joy and grief, mistakes and fixes, birth and death.

Human mind may think it knows what health is, until it’s lost. It may think it’s experiencing out-of-body spirituality until it quits absorbing hallucinogenic drugs or time passes. Human mind may think it’s creating a life-changing adventure until it removes the Oculus headset. The human mind is easily fooled.

Without the Principle of the Science of Life to interpret existence, views are taken on blind trust and trigger conflicting opinions and behaviors that reduce the wholeness of life to a menagerie of personal beliefs, fears, pleasures, pains, haves and have nots. With the Principle of the Science of Life to interpret existence, views are taken on a trust in the infinite divine Mind, complete with inspired thoughts and actions that manifest restoration, renewal, and restructuring.


[1] Matthew 22:21, Mark 12:17, Luke 20:25

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Did Mary Baker Eddy Make a Mistake?

Want to read something funny?

Before Mary Baker Eddy became Mary Baker Eddy, she was a 19th century spiritual leader who taught the Science of Being and its healing explanation to students, explaining that God is divine Mind and Life; that there is no life in human minds, things, places, organizations, drugs; reality is Spirit and spirituality.

Mary wrote a book, Science and Health: First Edition, in which she wrote, “The mistake the disciples of Jesus made to found religious organizations and church rites, if indeed they did this, was one the Master did not make; but the mistake church members make to employ drugs to heal the sick, was not made by the students of Jesus.”

So, religious organizations are a mistake, unmade by Jesus?

Then, Mary Baker Eddy organized a church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist. That’s pretty funny.

Was her religious organization a mistake? Apparently yes, if her words mean what they say, but those words also say a lot more. The words recognize that human beings have needs and because there is no instant when we zap fully into spirituality, in the meantime, we eat, cloth ourselves, have jobs, take medicine, go shopping, go to church, study, pray, share information and discoveries.

The mistake is believing, or disbelieving, that church saves us.

I believe, Truth saves.

Not a Robot

Have you ever felt like a robot, programmed by parents, science, religion, the world, or human history?

The truth preached by Jesus was more than just talk and robotic behavior. A life of spirituality is requisite.

Today’s spirituality relates most intimately to a greater dimension of wellbeing. It invites individual and collective discoveries of restored mind, body, spirit, and Earth. Today’s spirituality welcomes an understanding that transcends human knowledge.

“Heaven. Harmony; the rule of one Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; happiness; the atmosphere of Soul.”–21st Century Science and Health

The Truth of Being doesn’t fail us

Lies are defined as physical senses, lack of knowledge, wrong assumptions, personal opinions, fear, aversion. Lies are unable to detect the Truth of being. Physical senses are unable to detect Spirit and spirituality and therefore anything they claim aren’t the Truth of being. But because we can detect the life that goes on despite death, because we know that musical harmony exists despite terrible noise, because we know that mathematical equations are solvable despite multiple mistakes or voids in knowledge, we surmise correctly that spirituality exists, that instinctive, motivated spirituality that knows the one Spirit, Principle. Lies make people answerable to physical senses, rather than spiritual sense. Lies make people accountable to a lack of knowledge rather than to the Truth of being. Lies make people blamable, punishable, liable to displacement, anxious, abusive, and uncontrollable.

When we quit lies, we can’t fail to see the contradiction between the blessed spiritual creation of the universe and the cursed material creation. We can’t fail to see that the story of Adam and Eve is a myth, used to reinforce spirituality rather than fester the lies that fail us. In the biblical earthly paradise, the Garden of Eden, the rule was made clear, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”[1] Why believe or repeat a mythical story of evolving knowledge, as if Life and intelligence is separate from Principle, and passed down from dust, to mortals, to eggs and sperms, when the story fails to fulfill itself? A life outside God, Truth, is self-cursed to death. A life inside the material elements of change, terror, threats, death is unscientific. Every experiment made to prove that material elements contain life or intelligence, fails.


[1] Gen. 2:16-17

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Fine-tuning Prayer

Prayer is desire. Your desires are known by God, the divine all-knowing Mind. God knows your desires before you do. Trust God to formulate and develop your faithful desires before they become words and actions.

It’s generally accepted in the field of religion that the tradition of prayer or meditation may reduce stress, clear the mind, or bring about healing. In the field of science, studies on the effects of prayer have occurred for more than a century. Although today, technology is used to measure the brain’s reactions to prayer, test results generate more questions. How many people need to be praying? Can prayer be offered from a distance? Is prayer a form of manipulation? What kind of prayers are offered?

In divine Science, prayer is mental. It’s not a cause or effect, but images forth the cause and effect of the Divine, God. The misleading assumption that 2 happens after 1, then 2 must happen because of 1, is not to be overlooked. Healing doesn’t happen because of prayer even if healing occurred after prayer.

The test of prayer lies in the answer to these questions: Do we love our neighbor better? Do we pray and give no evidence by living consistently with the prayer?

We can’t stare at a mathematical problem on the screen and pray for the principle of mathematics to work out the solution. Shall we ask the divine Principle of all goodness to do what’s already been done? Only one thing can be done. Benefit yourself of God’s rule to receive Love’s blessing, which allows you to resolve life’s issues.

We have Jesus as an example of a living prayer. Following Jesus isn’t easy but is doable, despite the devilish self and world. We can model the divine nature. We can experience divine approval even if our peers disapprove. We can experience the divine faith that all good is possible to God.

Christian Science and Evil

In today’s world of digital images, Cheryl Petersen considers a new reality, the reality of Good.

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Divine Life Remains

It’s difficult to fathom. Nearly impossible to see or feel. But divine Life is cause and effect.

Life isn’t divided. Life isn’t half of anything. Life isn’t a causing spirit, eventually up against its effects of manifest truth or love.

If divine Life were divisible, we could believe that the spirit of Life caused the effect of creation, with infinite effects/beings that can evolve, devolve, or do everything in their power to submit to divine Life and live forever in heaven.

But divine Life remains cause and effect.

I am not cause or effect.

I am, you are, inclusive to, the one cause and effect of divine Life. As much as we don’t want to admit it sometimes, the spirit of life goes on, despite the happiness and horrors of human life, of birth, growth, decay, death.

Humility, perhaps humiliation, allows us to recognize this pattern of life as cause and effect, even when we want to insist on that which we can’t, human life as either cause or effect.

Creation remains, intelligence remains, love remains without human life or knowledge because it existed before human life.

It’s difficult to fathom one cause and effect when I’m giving power to causes other than divine Life. It’s nearly impossible to see or feel the effects of divine Life when I’m expecting effects that can’t possibly come from an indivisible divine Life.

I think it’s logically consistent, emotionally prudent, and spiritually sound to get to know and acknowledge one cause and effect. The cause and effect of divine Life, inclusive of us and all.

“Though the way is dark in mortal sense, divine Life and Love enlighten the way, and destroy the restless human thinking, the fear of death, and the supposed reality of [hopeless irrationality].”–21st Century Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: A modern version of Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health

Review of “from science & religion to God”

Review of book, from science & religion to God: A narrative of Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Cheryl Petersen

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