Protecting the Children

To the Editor of The Boston Herald:—

In reply to a letter in your issue of March 24, charging Christian Scientists with hazarding the lives of children I desire to say this is the most unkindly thrust of all. The thousands of Christian Science mothers who are bringing up their children under the influence of this faith have already had the experience of depending upon other remedies before taking up this Science, and it is reasonable to suppose that they have chosen the method which has proved them most efficacious.

The courage of these mothers which enables them to trust their children to spiritual means and to refrain from dividing the power with material remedies is builded upon actual experience. They would be foolish, indeed, to rely upon a mere theory, and for no other purpose than to be true to a fanatical religious belief. If the dependence upon such a belief had not already brought satisfactory results, what inducement would there be to hold to it?

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What Christian Science Teaches
April 12, 1900

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