The unbiased outsider is forced to regard the Christian Scientist...

Helena (Mont.) Independent

The unbiased outsider is forced to regard the Christian Scientist as a combination of faith and good works against whom it would be both idle and unfair to bring the charge of fanaticism or bigotry. It is characteristic of the Christian Science cult that it foments no controversy, indulges in no dispute against the faiths of others, In one sense Christian Science is a sort of sublimation of optimism. It refuses to believe in anything but that which is good, pure, healthy, and sane. It has built for itself the most beautiful and costly churches in America. About its simple ritual it has assembled hundreds of thousands of the most practical, cleanly, progressive people in this country. It has done these things without assailing the beliefs of others. Its animus is more mental than emotional; its tenets are intensely rational, and, in the last analysis, inescapably reasonable.

Christian Science makes for peace, for hope, for courage, and for endeavor. In the main, and in the great bulk of belief and teaching, Christian Science makes well for good and wholesome citizenship, for freedom of thought, and for law-abidance.

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May 11, 1907

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