It is to be regretted that your honored paper has been...

Goteborgs Handels och Sjofarts Tidving

It is to be regretted that your honored paper has been willing to give place in its columns to an article so unworthy and misleading as the one with the heading "Christian Science Humbug" in the issue of last Saturday. As the author of this composition remarks, he had committed about a year ago the imprudence of rendering without further investigation an article from a German paper, which also gave evidence of either an inexcusable ignorance of facts or a purposed desire to ridicule and harm Christian Science, and although in the German paper there appeared later a reply to the cited statements, your paper took no notive thereof. The article now produced, however, is so rudely disparaging toward the Leader of this mighty religious movement, and so very misleading, that it is my duty as the local representative of Christian Science to put before the public a few facts which may give some information about this Christian religion, now widely spread, but which unfortunately is as yet but little known in Sweden.

The allegations which were made by the critic have been repeatedly met in American papers; and we recall that even here, eight years ago, a correciton of similar depreciating statements was kindly published in your paper. Over there such arguments are finall worn out, and Christian Science has gone with honor through the battle. Shall time and words now be wasted in the Swedish press over a subject which may be settled by unbiased investigation? "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker G. Eddy is at the disposal of the public in the city library of Göteborg, and those who desire to see different editions of this and other Christian Science books, or make further investigation concerning its teachings, are welcome to the Reading Room, Chalmersgatan 16. The subject is also mentioned in "Nordisk Familjebok," latest edition, where Prof. Nathan Söderblom in a short article gives an impartial account thereof from an outsider's point of view.

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