Nothing could be more certain than the fact that not a single person in historic times has conquered death, that not a single irrefutable record exists of that tremendous event. Yet, in the nineteenth century, when science established its world-wide celebrity and dominance, a woman arose in America and established a religion which spread rapidly and asserted that it had found the way to eliminate death! The founder herself died, and not one of her followers has yet succeeded. In spite of such grandiose failure, this woman-prophet also propounded a second astonishing tenet, which is remarkably true, that of mentalism. And this despite the fact that she used the only basis she was capable of using--a religio-metaphysic one alone rather than what would be called a strictly scientific one.
-- Notebooks Category 16: The Sensitives > Chapter 8: Christian Science, Other Spiritual Movements > # 65