Friendly Words

Every once in a while I make a little excursion into the domains of Christian Science, not with a view of becoming a convert, but simply on the "good in everything" principle. In the course of my last excursion I came across the following by-laws, prepared by Mrs. Eddy last July, but not adopted by the Mother Church in Boston until the twenty-second of December: "They shall entertain no ill-will towards men, towards members of other churches, M.D.'s, or doctors of any sort." "They shall not publish, nor cause to be published, an article that is uncharitable or impertinent towards religion, medicine, the Courts, or the laws of our land—on penalty of being removed from the Editorial corps and the Board of Lectureship." These by-laws struck me with singular force because they stand out in such sharp contrast to some of the utterances during the recent religious disturbances in Brooklyn. Whatever criticisms may be passed upon the scientific side of Christian Science, the guiding spirit of the new creed has a strong sense of charity and justice.—Brooklyn Life.

Church Tenets
March 15, 1900

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