Thursday, August 2, 2018

Protecting Our Security and Freedom in a World of 3-d Printing


The current controversy over an individual’s right to publish blue prints online for producing a gun with a 3-d printer raises important questions about issues everyone cherishes – safety and freedom.  While courts, legislatures, and voters all have a role to play in deciding this issue, it’s worth considering the larger question of what ultimately insures our security and freedom.  Can we find real security if changes in technology give anyone ready access to instructions and capabilities for manufacturing guns, bombs, or other destructive devices?  Can we permanently protect our freedom if laws can swing back and forth with each change in political control?  Can we trust our government and our fellow citizens to know and do what is best for our country?

Mary Baker Eddy, in her book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures", points out that we can trust in the forces that will ultimately shape our society.  She writes:
“The history of our country, like all history, illustrates the might of Mind, and shows human power to be proportionate to its embodiment of right thinking.”  
In the statement above, Eddy uses the term “Mind” with a capital “M” to refer to the divine Mind – God.  In her writings she explains that although security and freedom can seem precarious or threatened by the swings and extremes of the human mind, these desirable conditions are protected and promoted by God, the divine Mind.  She writes:
“One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfills the Scripture, "Love thy neighbor as thyself"; annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry, - whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed.” 
You can learn more about the divine Mind and how it protects your security and freedom.  Read "Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesonline or purchase it at bookstores such as Amazon.  You can also read, borrow or purchase this book at the Christian Science Reading Room in Evergreen, Colorado at 4602 Plettner Lane.



2 comments:

  1. Thanks for addressing this most recent topic metaphysically.
    Very helpful!

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  2. This is something that for sure demands our prayers, action, and hopes. Gun violence in particular seems to be a growing epidemic, and along with it gun ownership. The blog reminds us that we need to (and can) go deeper. I'm struck by how Science and Health so emphatically lays out the authority and power of Divine Law or Spiritual Law--God's law of harmonious governance. That is ultimately reflected in justice, principle, mercy, and order, rebuking selfishness and self righteousness. A great directive (and force) in policy efforts. "'They that take the sword shall perish with the sword.' Let Truth uncover and destroy error in God’s own way, and let human justice pattern the divine." SH 542:18-21

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