Mary Baker Eddy
Audible prayer can never do the works of spiritual understanding, which regenerates but silent prayer, watchfulness, and devout obedience enable us to follow Jesus example. Long prayers, superstition, and creeds clip the strong pinions of love, and clothe religion in human forms. Whatever materializes worship hinders man's spiritual growth and keeps him from demonstrating his power over error.
Error is a supposition that pleasure and pain, that intelligence, substance, life, are existent in matter. Error is neither Mind nor one of Mind's faculties. Error is the contradiction of Truth. Error is a belief without understanding. Error is unreal because untrue. It is that which stemma to be and is not. If error were true, its truth would be error, and we should have a self-evident absurdity --namely, erroneous truth. Thus we should continue to lose the standard of Truth.
We know that a statement proved to be good must be oorrect. New thoughts are constantly obtaining the floor. These two theories that all is matter, or that all is Mindwill dispute the ground, until one is acknowledged to be the victor. Discussing his campaign, General Grant said 'I propose to fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer.' Science says All is Mind and Mind's idea. You must fight it out on this line. Matter can afford you no aid.