A Conservative Reply

Brooklyn Citizen

To the Editor of The Citizen.

Sir:— Christian Scientist cannot conscientiously permit the critic who writes about Christian Science in your columns to interpret Christian Science to the readers of your esteemed paper. He "is obliged to confess that after weeks of diligent study he has not been able to comprehend" it. Christian Science is a religion of doing, not merely of saying. It is performing daily and hourly cures, here and abroad. No well-informed person, keeping abreast of the times, can any longer afford to overlook its beneficent results, but unless the critic can demonstrate that he can heal the sick and reform the sinner by Christian Science methods, his views upon the subject cannot be taken seriously. In the mean time all sincere investigators are referred to original sources.

The question of the payments received by Christian Scientists for their services is criticised by the critic, and yet, unless the whole educational and ecclesiastical organization of modern society is based on an absolutely wrong principle, Christian Scientists ought to receive some compensation for their services.

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Much Ado about an "S."
March 27, 1902

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