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 Under extreme cold, heat, fatigue, etc., we say, the body suffers, but this is belief only, and not the Truth of being; matter cannot suffer, mind alone suffers, and not because we have transgressed a law of nature, matter, but a law of belief. Our proof is, that if you destroy the belief in regard to the suffering, it disappears, and the effect of what you term broken law, producing catarrhs, fevers, consumptions, etc., goes with the belief. A lady whom we cured of consumption, breathed with great difficulty when the wind was east; we sat silently by her side a few moments, and her breath came gently, the inspirations becoming deep and natural; we then requested her to look at the weather-vane; she saw it was due east; the wind had not changed, but her difficult breathing had gone; therefore it was not the wind that produced it, and our explanations broke this mental hallucination, and she never suffered again from east winds.  (Eddy, Mary Baker, Science and Health, 1st ed., p.337-338)

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There is no Matter – 4c

A further proof of this is the demonstration, according to Christian Science, that by the reduction and the rejection of the claims of matter (instead of acquiescence therein) man is improved physically, mentally, morally, spiritually.

To deny the existence or reality of matter, and yet admit the reality of moral evil, sin, or to say that the divine Mind is conscious of evil, yet is not conscious of matter, is erroneous. This error stultifies the logic of divine Science, and must interfere with its practical demonstration.  (Eddy, Mary Baker, Unity of Good, p.36:16-26)

 

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There is no Matter – 4b

From the beginning this lie was the false witness against the fact that Spirit is All, beside which there is no other existence. The use of a lie is that it unwittingly confirms Truth, when handled by Christian Science, which reverses false testimony and gains a knowledge of God from opposite facts, or phenomena.

This whole subject is met and solved by Christian Science according to Scripture. Thus we see that Spirit is Truth and eternal reality; that matter is the opposite of Spirit, — referred to in the New Testament as the flesh at war with Spirit; hence, that matter is erroneous, transitory, unreal. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Unity of Good, p.36:4-15)

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There is no Matter – 4a

Force.  What is gravitation? Mortal mind says gravitation is a material power, or force. I ask, Which was first, matter or power? That which was first was God,  immortal Mind, the Parent of all. But God is Truth, and the forces of Truth are moral and spiritual, not physical. They are not the merciless forces of matter. What then are the so-called forces of matter? They are the phenomena of mortal mind, and matter and mortal mind are one; and this one is a misstatement of Mind, God.

A molecule, as matter, is not formed by Spirit; for Spirit is spiritual consciousness alone. Hence this spiritual consciousness can form nothing unlike itself, Spirit, and Spirit is the only creator. The material atom is an outlined falsity of consciousness, which can gather additional evidence of consciousness and life only as it adds lie to lie. This process it names material attraction, and endows with the double capacity of creator and creation.  (Eddy, Mary Baker, Unity of Good, p.33:)

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Do not care who thinks about you nor what they think.  All true thoughts are from God and are good.  There are no other thoughts for God has no opposite.  God’s grace is sufficient for every need; and we must know that good thoughts are power, and evil thoughts are powerless when met by Truth.   Mary Baker Eddy

(Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.265)

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There is no Matter – 3

Taste.  Mortal mind says, “I taste; and this is sweet, this is sour.” Let mortal mind change, and say that sour is sweet, and so it would be. If every mortal mind believed sweet to be sour, it would be so; for the qualities of matter are but qualities of mortal mind. Change the mind, and the quality changes. Destroy the belief, and the quality disappears.

The so-called material senses are found, upon examination, to be mortally mental, instead of material. Reduced to its proper denomination, matter is mortal mind; yet, strictly speaking, there is no mortal mind, for Mind is immortal, and is not matter, but Spirit. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Unity of Good, p.35:1-12)

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I am the image and likeness of God.  No mortal nor mortal opposer of Truth can confine this image in a mortal body to mar or molest it, because divine Mind alone governs it and holds it forever free from mortal touch.  I cannot be seen or known or even thought of mortally. I dwell in the spiritual realm of the real.  Mary Baker Eddy

(Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.265)