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Christian Science - BOOK II - Chapter XIV Post by :imported_n/a Category :Nonfictions Author :Mark Twain Date :April 2011 Read :1722

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The President and Board of Directors will succeed her, and the government
will go on without a hitch. The By-laws will bear that interpretation.
All the Mother-Church's vast powers are concentrated in that Board. Mrs.
Eddy's unlimited personal reservations make the Board's ostensible
supremacy, during her life, a sham, and the Board itself a shadow. But
Mrs. Eddy has not made those reservations for any one but herself--they
are distinctly personal, they bear her name, they are not usable by
another individual. When she dies her reservations die, and the Board's
shadow-powers become real powers, without the change of any important By-
law, and the Board sits in her place as absolute and irresponsible a
sovereign as she was.

It consists of but five persons, a much more manageable Cardinalate than
the Roman Pope's. I think it will elect its Pope from its own body, and
that it will fill its own vacancies. An elective Papacy is a safe and
wise system, and a long-liver.

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In drawing Mrs. Eddy's portrait it has been my purpose to restrict myselfto materials furnished by herself, and I believe I have done that. If Ihave misinterpreted any of her acts, it was not done intentionally.It will be noticed that in skeletonizing a list of the qualities whichhave carried her to the dizzy summit which she occupies, I have notmentioned the power which was the commanding force employed in achievingthat lofty flight. It did not belong in that list; it was a force thatwas not a detail of her character, but was an outside one. It was thepower
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