Extraneous Methods

We occasionally receive inquiries relative to various ways of presenting Christian Science to the public which are extraneous to the regularly established methods. It seems almost superfluous for us to say that the safer way is to keep within the regular lines. As a rule these lines have been carefully and conscientiously mapped out for us by our Leader. Is it not an entirely safe rule to follow the methods thus planned by her? Every one familiar with the real situation must answer this question in the affirmative. She who had the wisdom to write the book which forms the basis of every true Christian Science method, also has the wisdom to guide and direct matters relating to the best interests of the Cause. Various seemingly plausible, yet subtle devices for the introduction of Christian Science to the public are constantly on foot. Without now stopping to enumerate all of these, we will mention one which has just been brought to our attention. It is a proposition to place Christian Science before the public by means of theatrical performances through the branch churches and societies. This proposal does not meet with our approval.

Nothing here said is intended to reflect upon the drama. We simply place the proposition in question on the same ground as other propositions, business as well as ethical. We have heretofore, several times, expressed our views upon the business aspects of this question.

Good in Christian Science
October 10, 1901

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