In “Perfection…,” Mrs. Laird presents the idea that divine Mind in action, constitutes and constructs its own evidence of Being called man. This teaching of Metaphysical Science turns all responsibility for living back on itself as reflective Being which we call man. Thanks to that fact, she says, “there is nothing to keep man from the Now-experience of Reality, or pure Truth.” Mankind’s troubles, she writes, are not the result of sins being punished by an angry God, but of “the Truth ever-appearing that man cannot live happily and securely” in the prevailing misconception of himself as a physical self-view, rather than his spiritual mental existence.
Science is here to show “the so-called human mind that its troubles are really its perceptual non-existence coming to view. Divine Love, the awareness of perfect being,” she continues “disposes of beliefs of lack, want and woe,” and is the only power that can do so. “Injustice, unfairness, dissatisfaction, and imperfection are not states of Mind,” but human points of view of what is divinely going on. “Christianity, as conceived and practiced today, is anti-Christ” because “it denies the present divinity of man.
On the battle ground of one’s own consciousness, a point of view is educated out of itself. Humanity must drop “the theology which separates God and man into good and evil, saint and sinner.”