Christian Science Editorial Receives an Apt Answer

The Muncie (Ind.) Times

Editor Muncie Times.

I have just had the pleasure of reading your vivacious editorial of the 18th ult., entitled "A Comforting Thought." I am a grateful adherent of Christian Science, but I enjoy a bright piece of raillery like that notwithstanding, for it affords a most genial contrast, at least, to the dull and dismal effusions against Christian Science with which a certain newspaper syndicate has been plying so many Indiana newspapers lately.

I recognize that humorists do not hold themselves to a very rigid exactitude in respect to the facts upon which they build up their phosphorescent fabrics of fun. A few years ago, Mark Twain was employed to write an article against Christian Science. He began it by admitting that he knew next to nothing about his subject (which speedily became quite apparent), and then he proceeded to bombard the "man of straw" which it suited him to call Christian Science, with his characteristic brilliancy.

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