A Belated Throe of Prejudice

When the judgment is weak, then prejudice is strong.—O'Hara.

Every manifestation of prejudice is obtrusive and out of place, but its utter unfitness is never quite so apparent as when it displays itself in the columns of a religious journal. Abundant evidence had recently been furnished of the growing reasonableness and kindliness of secular journals, and of a large proportion of the religious periodicals, toward the Christian Science movement; but now and then a publication appears in a role which sadly disappoints a legitimate anticipation. In evidence, there lies before us a prominent Christian weekly containing an editorial diatribe against Christian Science and its Leader which presses the humiliating proof upon the world's attention that in this twentieth Christian century the official spokesman of a great evangelical body, an avowed follower and minister of him who commanded his followers that they "judge not," and who said to the unheeding, "Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye,"—that such an one can speak in terms of coarse ridicule and condemnation of those who believe in God, who take the Bible for their daily guide, who are earnestly seeking to possess and manifest "the mind that was in Christ Jesus," and who have the grace to be courteous and respectful toward all those who may differ from them in religious faith. No question is raised as to the intelligence, sincerity, honesty, and wholesome living of Christian Scientists; no onjection is made to the life-fruits of their faith, and yet they are classified and pronounced upon with bitter invective!

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The Living Bread
July 21, 1906

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