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ONLY A BELIEF
"When one is sick, why do you say, 'It is only a belief?" This often-asked question has an answer in the following incident, told by a New York Scientist.
While playing lawn-tennis, a young woman was hit in the face by a tennis-ball. After recovering from her confusion, she found that her two front teeth, supplied to her by the dentist and set in gold, were gone. She quickly arrived at the conclusion that she had swallowed her teeth, and that her life was in danger.
Had she been a Christian Scientist, she would have known that the swallowing of her teeth was only a belief, and that, as God's child, she was all right. Not being a Christian Scientist, she sent for the family physician, who knew she had swallowed her teeth, and that she was all wrong. The usual grave announcement was made: "The case is very critical," followed by the frank avowal that "The teeth, with their gold prongs, cannot be pumped up or thrown up. The patient must be kept very quiet. She will grow weak, lose her appetite, take to her bed, suffer severe pain, have convulsions, and most likely die."
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OUR DUTY TO NATIONALIZE
Rev. Dr. Lamson on the War's Problems.
with contributions from John F. Linscott
SCIENTISTS AND NEWSPAPERS
BY HERBERT S. FULLER.
ONLY A BELIEF
REV. IRVING C. TOMLINSON.
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Louise Sherwood Andrews
Always delicate from childhood and subject to frequent...
H. M. W. with contributions from Margaret E. Halley
Mary Baker G. Eddy
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