"Christian Science and Legislation."

We understand that those who have heretofore attempted to obtain legislation opposed to the practice of Christian Science are again active to this end in some of the States, therefore it is important that our people should see to it that all such attempts to curtail individual rights are defeated, as they have been defeated in the past. In order to do this successfully, particular attention should be given to the systematic distribution of the authorized literature of our denomination, which correctly sets forth the teachings of Christian Science and the results of its practice.

That Christian Science as taught by Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health heals the sick and reforms the sinful, is becoming more widely known and more readily conceded, but there still remain many who are not prepared to admit this fact, becasue they have not taken the trouble to investigate for themselves, being content to let others do their thinking for them, and it is to such persons that the stock arguments against Christian Science have sometimes appealed with great force. Obviously the only thing to do with these people is to educate them to know the truth about Christian Science; viz., that it is the religion of Christ Jesus, that it heals the sick and reforms the sinful as was done in the first three centuries of Christianity, and that it is the legal right of every person who may desire to do so, to rely upon the promises of this healing and saving religion and to practise its methods for themselves and for others who may desire such help as they can render.

The Christian Science Publishing Society has recently issued a pamphlet, "Christian Science and Legislation," which is especially designed for distribution in this educational work, and this pamphlet should have a wide circulation, not only that the opponents of Christian Science may have an opportunity to acquire correct information upon this important subject, but also that Christian Scientists themselves may know what their rights are. The principal article in this pamphlet is written by Judge Clifford P. Smith of Iowa, who says,—

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"Do thyself no harm."
January 27, 1906

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