"Let the Heathen Rage."

I have been especially impressed by one paragraph in the article written by A. K. Frain, M.D., printed in the October Christian Science Journal. He says, on page 420:

"Our conversations on Christian Science were frequent, the remarkable feature attending them being that, as soon as they entered the field of disputation, I seemed to be left alone to do all the talking, and it grew monotonous dogmatically to set up men of straw, and have no effort made to knock them down."

Do we not sometimes forget that while "speech is silver" "silence is golden"? Is not speech always useless when the "heathen" begin to "rage"? By "heathen" is meant the captious, impersonal thought which virulently hurls itself against the ramparts of Truth. Does controversy ever do good when bitterness arises? Is it not always wise to let wrath foam itself out and spend its fury unchecked by opposition? It is only the honest desire which is capable of accepting Truth.

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