In "Rudimental Divine Science" Mrs. Eddy clearly implies the necessity for "deep systematic thinking" in Christian Science and for the sincere student to possess a mind which is "inquisitive, plastic, and tractable". This is a wonderfully succinct prescription for growth in Christian Science, one further comment could not hope to enhance.
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Every member of The Mother Church has a prescribed duty to his Leader, Mary Baker Eddy. This duty would certainly include deep respect, ineffable gratitude, and tender affection for her and her lifelong, selfless sacrifices for mankind. It would also involve a ready willingness to refute in her behalf any calumny, misrepresentation, or unjust criticism. To embrace, tolerate, dither over, or simply blow off the Gillian Gill book on MBE is to violate that duty, to become a humbug, a canker, a noisome blot on the Christian Science landscape, and no disingenuous sophistry will erase this mark of the beast.
More importantly, if that is possible, the failure of committees on publication, lecturers, and, implicitly, teachers to fulfill their respective Church Manual mandated duties by boldly and unambiguously refuting the disgusting statements in this book about their Leader is craven and disloyal in the extreme and demonstrates their lack of fitness for these positions. These betrayals also reveal clearly the beast such as these have obsequiously chosen to grovel before and obey. That the lies about her in this book have now been ignored by them for years gives added force to the shame of their pusillanimous silence.
When the day of sifting comes, and it will, those who decided that the almighty dollar is more precious to them than the Almighty God may find their bargain with the beast to have been a very hard one indeed. To forsake the Discoverer of Christian Science in a time of need and fail to stoutly defend her, all the while stuffing one's pockets with the pelf this dear woman's Church has made possible, is an apostasy that will ultimately cost far more than any temporal emolument seemed to provide.