The persistency with which the recognized Leader of...

Pasadena (Cal.) Daily News

The persistency with which the recognized Leader of Christian Science is followed into her home and into her private life, is throughly discreditable to those engaged in it, and up to this time has revealed nothing aside from the malignity which inspires it. The latest and most unworthy expression of it is the attack in McClure's Magazine, not on Mrs. Eddy alone, who is more than eighty years of age, and is entitled to the retirement she seeks, but an attack on her deceased father, which she in a spirited way declares to be utterly false.

The intelligence and sincerity and remarkable increase of the Christian Science denomination is evidence enough that this healing, purifying, and harmonizing form of religious truth has taken a firm hold upon the English-speaking race, and the American love of fair play protects this as well as every other from of belief from criticism based on falsehood or malice.

The only criticism directed against any religious faith capable of affecting its standing with intelligent people who love justice and respect sincerity, is that directed against its errors or weaknesses, and such criticism must eventually result in a benefit to its adherents and to society generally. But malignant effort to abuse the dead, who are unable to be heard in their own defense, in order to wound the living, is a method of warfare which can only recoil on its authors.

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