Christian Science

Washington (Iowa) Democrat

It is a queer thing that nearly everybody thinks it his duty to attack Christian Science. Editors who know but little about it, and preachers who know nothing regarding it, and laymen who do not know the A, B, C of Christian Science, still feel themselves competent to jump onto it roughshod, and denounce everybody who believes that way as leather-headed, looney and watery-brained; while on other topics they feel that they should know the rudiments, at least, before discussing them.

Anybody thinks he can whack away at Christian Science; but we do not know that Christ anywhere taught his followers to denounce, except such as do evil. There may be nothing in the theory of Christian Science. It may be an utter delusion, but we do not understand that it is required of anybody that he should go about denouncing and ridiculing those who do believe in it. It may be that some folks die because they refuse to secure what we call rational, sane help; but we have also heard of several cases where people died who called a regular physician at the first signs of illness.

Local Option in Medicine
March 30, 1899

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