To the Editor of the Morning Post

London (England) Post

To the Editor of the Morning Post.

Sir:—Is not this persistent campaign of scorn and ridicule directed against the religious beliefs of the Christian Scientists becoming distinctly monotonous? Whatever their merits or demerits, they at any rate are never found engaged in such un-Christian-like and uncharitable practices as attacking, jeering, and sneering at other denominations. I am not a Christian Scientist myself, in fact I am a member of the Church of England; I have no particular affection for the Christian Scientists, nor am I beholden to them for anything; but, apart from this vexed question of physical healing, I am absolutely convinced that they, as much as any denomination, are doing their full share of the good work in the world in helping people to lead better lives, and I certainly think that they ought to be given credit for it; and further, as we all benefit by a better world, surely then should we welcome all such workers who are helping to make it so, under whatever name or theories they work.

Let us, therefore, as professing Christians, show a more just and generous spirit than that of always harping on their occasional failures, while remaining perfectly silent on their many successes. What is wanted is to have far less time wasted on talking about religion, wrangling about doctrines; far less of the letter, and much more of the acting of religion in our daily lives, this, after all, being the only true test of the sincerity of our professions.

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