Clerical Misapprehension

Butte (Mont.) Miner

Mr. Editor.

We note the comments in your columns of the reverend critic who says that "if Christian Science was simply a method of healing the sick, ministers would probably consistently ignore it. But it claims to be a religion." Certainly he is aware what religion is. Webster defines religion as follows: "The outward act or form by which men indicate their recognition of a God. ... It means the conscious relation between man and God, and the expression of that relation in human conduct." Can our friend expect the word to be restricted to his finite concept of what he thinks religion to be, and then, not satisfied with that, go on and declare all outside of that opinion to be outside the pale of religion because they claim the privilege of worshiping God according to the dictates of their own conscience?

The Saviour from all Ills
February 12, 1903

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