A Ridiculous Falsehood

The falsehood which has appeared in some newspapers, to the effect that in the contest over the provisions of the will of Miss Helen C. Brush, recently had in New York City before Surrogate Fitzgerald, to the effect that Christian Scientists in large numbers were attempting to mentally influence the Surrogate's mind, so as to produce a favorable decision, is so utterly ridiculous that it has fallen flat. It is too absurd to address itself for a moment to the mind of any sensible person. It seems unworthy of notice, and but for the persistency with which it has been published and the seeming readiness of certain minds to accept as true almost anything that is said against Christian Science, however absurd, we should not give it even a passing notice. As it is, we simply say that on behalf of the entire body of Christian Scientists everywhere, we deny that there is a vestige of truth in the statement. Christian Scientists resort to no such methods. All the teaching of Christian Science is the reverse of this. If any member of the body should be known to make such an attempt, in the presence of a Court or out of it, he would be regarded by his co-religionists as doing a wicked and forbidden thing.

The text-book of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," of which Rev. Mary Baker G. Eddy is the author, prohibits all such practices. On pages 285 and 286 we read the following:—

Suit against Christian Scientists Dismissed
March 7, 1901

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