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An Able Brief
We have had the privilege of reading the very able brief filed in the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, by Messrs. Streeter & Hollis, counsel for the defendant in Spead v. Tomlinson. The following extract will prove interesting to our readers:—
"Neither judges nor jurors can pronounce the tenets and claims of Christian Science false, because they do not and cannot know, any more than the authors of this brief know, whether Christian Science is truth or error. That is a question of opinion, and is no more susceptible of proof as a fact than the soundness or unsoundness of the divergent theories of medical men are susceptible of proof as facts. Christian Science is sincerely believed in by many thousands of men and women throughout this and other lands. The magnificent churches going up in so many of our cities show that it is gaining ground, not waning. It is common knowledge that its followers come mainly, not from the ranks of ignorance and credulity, but from the ranks of intelligence, character, and wealth. They assert that it has cured and does cure disease, organic as well as other, with as much earnestness and sincerity as its critics and opponents assert the contrary. If their claims were altogether false, Christian Science could hardly have gained the foothold that it has. It is no answer to say that such cures are 'miraculous.' The vast majority of people over whom the courts of Christendom wield jurisdiction believe that greater miracles were wrought by the Man of Galilee and his earlier disciples. It is more reasonable to believe that God is ready and willing to heal His suffering children to-day than it is to believe that He healed them once but abandoned them nineteen hundred years ago. If Christian Science is to be rejected in the courts because it is contrary to the teachings of ordinary experience, then by the same token the Christian religion must be rejected too."
CLARENCE A. BUSKIRK.
The True Ground of Assurance
M. L. BAKER.
"Thy Will be Done."
The Treasure House
MARY J. ELMENDORF.
The Rights of the Child
C. R. Munro
Christian Scientists are neither teaching nor practising the...
W. D. McCrackan
We agree with the critic that the argument "that there...
with contributions from Willard S. Mattox, Albert E. Miller
Among the Churches
with contributions from Rose D. Haskell, J. Van Inwagen, Jr., O. E. Naugh, R. E. Carey, Emerson
with contributions from G. A. Grace, A. W. Hertzka, F. B. Reynolds
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
Letters to our Leader
with contributions from Anne, Anna O'Neal Miller, Ernest C. Moses, Annah Brooks
About seven years ago I was healed through Christian Science...
Annah T. Norton
I am to-day alive through the teachings of Christian Science...
Laura E. Phillips
I have received many benefits from Christian Science...
Lura A. Hollis
The other evening when asked by a friend how much...
Florence H. Randall
Since I was four years old, I have suffered with sick...
Just about a year ago Christian Science came to me, and...
From our Exchanges
with contributions from Helen Keller, John F. Carson
with contributions from Stephen A. Chase