Carolina Spartan

N. W. Willet of Augusta, Ga., made a trip to Boston recently. While in that city he went to the Christian Science church recently dedicated. He has the following to say about it and the people who worship there:—

Aside from the State House the most imposing building to-day in Boston is the new Christian Science church. It is a building all in white and with a double dome, marvelously lighted, with the finest organ perhaps in America, and with doors enough for themselves to be a most liberal invitation to all the world to enter in. This I did one Sunday morning in order to see the interior. Three fourths, I guess, of Boston churches were closed tight. But within I found this church filled with worshipers. I had to take a seat in the very back pew. In the second gallery were some empty seats, but everywhere else was packed—and 'tis said the house holds five thousand. They were not curiosity hunters, for they all held leaflets and were participants in the service. To look into their faces they were such as would lead you to believe they were not the kind that would be led astray and be deluded. It was an inspiration to see on this Boston churchless Sunday these five thousand intelligent looking worshipful Christian Scientists filling this magnificent temple.

I do not know sufficiently of their tenets to serve as interpreter, but certainly in this country they are in the forefront and are increasing pro rata faster than any other denomination, and certain it is that the hundreds and thousands becoming adherents all the while are finding, as they affirm, a strange new peace. Talk with every other person up here: "No, I am not a Christian Scientist," they would reply, "but—." And then will follow a little eulogy upon this new cult. The Christian faith of the people is seen in the transformed faces which evidence the absence of all fear and worry of mind and heart.

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