Quo Vadis
(Whither Goest Thou)

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes ... (REV21:4)

In Mrs. Eddy's own day, she (her writings and teachings) appealed early to Doctors, Lawyers, Judges, Scientists, not merely in alarm, but in as she said, "the time for thinkers [which] has come." Yet we see in the Movement standing alone since, a century later, a spreading slack in the race to keep-up with the best: a mothering of harlots to a lesser 'mens' - a severe slant and tendency toward that against which the Bible warns, bring-up the child in the way (he) should go ..., and, ... sit not in the seat of (the) scorn(ful): yet we see The Monitor (The Christian Scientist's) fill itself with the blood of saints: mocking and exaggerating and slandering and stereotyping good and devout men and women, (grotesquely) playing-up their foibles which are so easily seen-through, and stupifying their readers with mock scientificisms: claiming they (The Monitor editors, staff, and correspondents) understand the Principle, yet virtually disclaiming the derivative, the consequence, the constance, the idea of Love. We read there such anomalous phrases as calling a certain man, the "homosexual mathematician" [SIC: no interior comma], as if they knew what either word meant when they individually themselves have given-up and periodically disclaimed such studies, mostly for lack of insight, progress, and competence therein: figuring to escape their own ignorance through their own undisciplined pro-forma study of Scripture, not whereas Mrs. Eddy inculcated thorough perusal, and disclaimed only materia medica for healing, and the serpentine geology of her day: she herself used chemical riddents on vermin - would that they had rescued that one man, but instead they associate evil with good, to their amusement: not even as capable enemies to promote their own ageless mentor. (The phrase is deleted from the Internet archives search; yet the same 'e'-CSMonitor ca. 7//96, pronounces a certain publicly-confessed former illicit-drug-smoker as a "squeaky clean" candidate for high public office ... perhap their own former-smokers would pun on the meaning of 'squeaking'.)

We read of strange reverse-psycho-engineering to educate children: they (Monitor staff) pick-up on quirky physicists - hardly representing a moiety of the whole class - and in acquiescent praise amplify their quirks, such as the movie-land debunker who asks his audience why should an outer-space-ship bank into turns when there is no atmosphere to catch its wings - but, we should have answered instead, if it didn't bank into turns the riders would be thrown sideways against the wall in the turn instead of comfortingly pressed into their seat-rests ... on and on, The Monitor abuses the righteous with mock appreciation: perhap they (writers individually) themselves endured some sad situation of misunderstood allegiance to the Christ (as though the Earth were loyal to the sunlight without recognizing as Mrs. Eddy did in her textbook, the sun's place and centrality) - perhap they meant only that they do in the dark only as (what) they do in the light - can you forgive them that? or are their inner prayer closets yet full of the same junky scornful mock appreciations that they write outwardly?!- Their science editor took three tries at explaining the gravity-swing procedure (ca. '86-89) for deep-space-bound spaceships, and finally concluded the planet gave the ship "a kick" - not a very apt ideology in navigation and graduate sciences. That (said) physics lecturer went on to ask whether superman can fly when there is no exhaust seen, yet we might have answered, the Space Shuttle Main Engines burn almost invisibly, and the physicists' favorite neutrino (99% of the energy and power of a stellar supernova) is utterly invisible save one in duo-decillions .... The Monitor seems to be aging - halting between two opinions - the Church Directors are reluctant even to defiance, to call it, The Christian Science Monitor (Res, ca. 1990-92: World Monitor, and, The Monitor Channel: both now defunct) - such mockery: it should be called as it should be known, The 'Cheese-and-Sinus' Monitor: something to sneeze at, but not around people. (I'm only picking at the fine points, because they're doing so well.) [*]

Seeking good in evil, they claim much good, and the evil so much more abounds: Friends, Do we extract fresh water from addle? It's possible, and it proves a point in Science, but we need not then swim in toilets: Mrs. Eddy once tried the effects of [a certain] drug she'd received in childhood for recovering health, and found no effect against her now-ready thought, and that proved her point, in Science. [The 'non'-effect she also connoted as, 'With tearful thanks': That's mentally effectual repentance, gratitude, and testimony-- that others need not attempt the obsolete method of healing and learning the nothingness of error and vice; But, they, can do that with cheese instead]

And when other (non)-scientist writers disparage the author of Christian Science, do they rally? do the Directors remind that writer that (he) is speaking unmercifully of a 170 year-old woman? a woman who knew the American Civil War? and sought to comfort others after that slaughter (as in Jesus' day there was a great slaughter of children)? in whose days materia medica doctoring was self-appraising and often fraudulent (the days of 'carpet-baggers') when the most pernicious drugs were advertised openly often for healing. Or do they merely offend (retaliate) by advertising Satanic Verses, against Mrs. Eddy's own counsel and restriction to not patronize such stores of (ob)noxious literature? Shall we then reprise, Quo Vadis! - Goest thou then to whither?

We've seen since then, the Church itself publishing without retraction or correction neven after being advised, altered versions of Mrs. Eddy's public writings, purporting her as discerning the Holy Bible making divines mad, when herself, she corrected, her own handwriting to read, "diviners" ... Like Jesus' parable of the headservants of the household beating the lesser servants while the Master of the house was away, and, What do you think the Master will do ...?- while they pray politically (the formality of political speech is forbidden them under U.S.A. Law regarding non profit organizations), He tarrieth; He is drunk ...? ... Even standing before the public camera they look like holiday 'spirits' in cold weather. Perhap on this date, Saturday June 25 2005, they should look up at the evening sky and see the perhap rarest and tightest-ever conjunction of the three most-significant planets in millennia, and ponder their end-point: While the planets revolve onward, this Saturday-evening meeting of Saturn, Venus, Mercury, reminds momentously of the unity of the sons-of-God Abraham and Isaac and Israel (Jacob) as close as the sun is small; and tomorrow Sunday evening, Venus and Mercury hand-in-hand go-on: Not even Christ Jesus' birth was announced by such closeness, -forty times closer;- Like Jesus' story of the re-turn of the prodigal, not just a son, but two brothers. If it is possible to do this right, the Directors should see to it.

Lastly, It may be, -or eventually become moreso,- notable, that, the world-around The Christian Science 'mental center' of truth, is decaying rapidly from its own advances since Mrs. Eddy's day: What is called materia medica, in her day received an impetus to scientific mathematically correct albeit-human thinking; while in recent decades -this century later- public laws (many of the United States of America), have lapsed from, refining moral and ethical truths, to pre-1937, pre-civil,-rights, nonchalance-- to mere statistical opinionations of 'users by-their uses', for chemical cocktails, wildly, ignorant-of, even imposing-on, their neighbors, peers, decent people, betters, albeit in the human context, and setting the 'bad example' for poorly-educated who have neither Christian Science nor, high school-worthy graduate-diplomas and right-thinking Legislatures publicizing what is the 'standard-as-peer' for all freemen to live now;-- Christian Scientists have failed to appeal their Science to the top-thinkers whose time has come ... had come ... In Mrs. Eddy's day it did, she did, they did ... where it was humanly possible.... Mrs. Eddy said, apathy becomes indignation;-- indignation is like picking a date-and-time on a calendar to make important for others, eg. 1-a.m.-2003-04-05, which means absolutely nothing to scientific thinkers human-doctoral nor divine; but to zodiacal-cronies and numbers-junkies ... Christian Scientists expose sin but recover hurt.

Nevertheless, many await its resurrection, along with several excommunicated, trustworthy members, restored to the Church in which they -should- belong. [They were not the specific personal Successor to Mrs. Eddy]

* [I told them (in writing) to remove their cheese recipes from the Home Forum page; but they did naught. Cheese, is a peculiar problem with mankind: There is a right way to make cheese that is not spoiled; and the wrong way is not right: It takes a peer, -someone they should look up to and obey,- who knows and does the difference]

[We must note here in closing that the plausible actual would become speculative if we merely imagine what persons may have done, said, meant ... the importance is in the demonstration of the Christ Science: not to rediscover that which is today abundant, but discern and live it]

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