Dr. Holmes on Critics and Criticism

I am an earnest student of Christian Science and an interested reader of the Journal and Sentinel, for which, by the way, I am under obligations to dear friends, who, by their practical application of the teachings of Christian Science, and their demonstration thereof, have compelled, in the mind of a former scoffing unbeliever, the conviction that Science contains an element which is generously conducive to that peace which passeth understanding, to harmony, love, happiness, and success; an element which seems to be rather conspicuously absent from man-made doctrines.

Since coming into Science, I have been considerably interested in the criticisms emanating from non-Scientists, and am reminded of a passage from "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table" (written about 1857), which seems to me to be quite prophetic of the criticism to which Christian Science has been subjected, and I think a part of it is particularly apropos. It is as follows:—

True Responsibility
June 13, 1901

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