At the Breakfast Table

Amsterdam (N. Y.)Recorder

When coffee had been poured the landlady said, "I would like to know what you folks think of Christian Science. I have been looking over some statistics of this comparatively new religion and am surprised to see how many large and flourishing churches it has, not only in this country but other countries as well. Any attempts to suppress the order or to suppress that feature of it which leads to the healing of the sick seem only to have had the effect to multiply converts."

"So far as I am concerned," said the lawyer, "I am hardly well enough informed to express an opinion. Some years ago my attention was called to Christian Science by the large number of men and women of prominence who were joining it; but after a brief examination I found it so opposed to my way of thinking that I stopped short and haven't given it any attention since. Christian Science is a spiritual thing, and I am such a rank materialist that we have nothing in common. God, they say, is Spirit and pervades all space; and having sprung from Him, we also are spiritual beings. The aim of Christian Science, therefore, is to restore lost spirituality, and, to the degree that it does this, we get rid of our ailments and the body itself wanes in importance and reality."

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