Have you ever felt that you were denied your rights? Around the world, there are cries for freedom and justice. Racism, ageism, sexism, limiting viewpoints of all kinds threaten the peace and sometimes the very lives of the citizens of planet Earth. What about our right to health? My colleague, Eric Nelson, writing for the July 3, 2015 edition of Communities Digital News, quotes an inspiring passage that cries out for liberated thinking regarding health. Here’s Eric:
Tony Kushner can write. In fact he writes so well, he has received a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards and an Academy Award nomination for best adapted screenplay (“Lincoln”).
Tony Kushner also recognizes good writing.
During a radio interview to promote the West Coast premier of his latest play, “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures,” he made a point of praising the prose of someone whose work features prominently in the play’s title: Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Christian Science Church and author of “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.”
“Mary Baker Eddy was a really wonderful writer,” said Kushner. “And she writes gorgeously. [“Science and Health” is] endlessly quotable. And I sorta fell in love with it. I didn’t become a Christian Scientist, but I found it tremendously moving.”
To commemorate this weekend’s celebration of our nation’s independence, here’s a timely sample from “Science and Health” that relates both to humanity’s continued quest for freedom and, as Eddy puts it, our “inalienable right” to less suffering and better health:
“The voice of God in behalf of the African slave was still echoing in our land, when the voice of the herald of this new crusade sounded…