Rochester (N. Y.) Democrat and Chronicle

To the Editor.

Sir:—An item appeared in an issue of your paper asking for a little further and fuller explanation of the Christian Scientist's attitude regarding disease, and the distinction between contagious and diseases. Your correspondent quotes from a preceding communication this statement: "The Christian Scientist does recognize disease as he would recognize an attempt to disposses him of his property by means of what he knew to be a fraudulent title and false evidence. He would recognize this as a false claim, and as such he would deny it and deal with it; and thus he denies and deals with disease."

Your correspondent, then, feels that there is a discrepancy between dealing with sickness as a false claim and recognizing any distinction between one kind of disease and another, or between contagious and non-contagious diseases. The Christian Scientist simply recognizes that the claim is made and the belief is held for some diseases that they are contagious and for other diseases that they are not. He denies and deals with them all as false claims, as elements and conditions that have no God-given power and are destroyed by the law of divine Life.

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September 22, 1906

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