Christian Science Monitor

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What is the Christian Science Monitor?

The Christian Science Monitor is a daily international newspaper published Monday through Friday. Mary Baker Eddy founded the publication in 1908 and it is published by The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts. It is highly regarded in the secular world, with little religious propaganda. There is one religious article which appears each day in the Home Forum (due to the request of the paper's founder). The paper has won seven Pulitzers and is considered an independent voice in journalism.

The founder of Christian Science, Mary-baker-eddy was born in New Hampshire in 1821. She rejected her Congregationalist church, which upheld predestination. Her later life became characterized by rejection of most important doctrines of the Christian faith. She believed her revelation goes behind the Bible - as if to say that she has discovered new divine truths previously unrevealed.

Why the name Christian Science Monitor? The paper insists that it does not propagate the Christian Science religion. Again, Eddy insisted, despite a lot of opposition, that the words "Christian Science" should be in the paper's name. Its motive is "to injure no man, but to bless all mankind."

In 1883 Eddy wrote: "Looking over the newspapers of the day, one naturally reflects that it is dangerous to live, so loaded with disease seems the very air. These descriptions carry fears to many minds, to be depicted in some future time upon the body. A periodical of our own will counteract to some extent this public nuisance; for through our paper we shall be able to reach many homes with healing, purifying thought." (Quote taken from the Christian Science Monitor's web site.)

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