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of human error, and they correspond with error.
These senses indicate the common human belief, that life,
substance, and intelligence are a unison of
matter with Spirit. This is pantheism, and
carries within itself the seeds of all error.
If man is both mind and matter, the loss of one finger
would take away some quality and quantity of the man,
for matter and man would be one.
The belief that matter thinks, sees, or feels is not more
real than the belief that matter enjoys and suffers. This
mortal belief, misnamed man, is error, saying:
"Matter has intelligence and sensation. Nerves
feel. Brain thinks and sins. The stomach can make a
man cross. Injury can cripple and matter can kill man."
This verdict of the so-called material senses victimizes
mortals, taught, as they are by physiology and pathology,
to revere false testimony, even the errors that are destroyed
by Truth through spiritual sense and Science.
The lines of demarcation between immortal man, representing
Spirit, and mortal man, representing the error that
life and intelligence are in matter, show the
pleasures and pains of matter to be myths, and
human belief in them to be the father of mythology, in
which matter is represented as divided into intelligent gods.
Man's genuine selfhood is recognizable only in what is
good and true. Man is neither self-made nor made by
mortals. God created man.
The inebriate believes that there is pleasure in
intoxication. The thief believes that he gains something by stealing,
and the hypocrite that he is hiding himself. The
Science of Mind corrects such mistakes, for Truth demonstrates
the falsity of error.