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The lawyer quoted in yesterday's Eagle says: "It is the...
The lawyer quoted in yesterday's Eagle says: "It is the duty of the community to prohibit the practice of medicine or healing by Christian Scientists and by all persons who are not properly qualified according to the common understanding."
Wisdom and absurdity are ingeniously entwined in this dictum. A Christian Scientist, or any other person not a regularly licensed physician, who prescribes medicine, should be put in jail. Such malpractice would be the false pretense of quackery—claiming to understand drugs without studying the science according to which they are to be administered to secure beneficial results. So, leaving out that part which is conceded by every conscientious person, the lawyer's claim may be more clearly and fairly set forth in this fashion: It is the duty of the community to prohibit healing by Christian Scientists, and by all persons who confine themselves to prayer, and are therefore not properly qualified according to the common understanding. But the first amendment of the Federal Constitution allows a man to pray. He may pray for health. And in the free exercise of the right to pray, also guaranteed by that amendment, it must be assumed that he may engage the services of another to help him—to teach him how to pray and to pray with him. "The laborer is worthy of his hire," therefore it is also just that the man who is being prayed for shall pay the man or woman who comes to him with this special knowledge in his need.
BLANCHE HERSEY HOGUE.
MARION H. ROGERS.
WHAT IS HUMILITY?
MILTON B. MARKS.
THE IMPORTANCE OF LETTING GO
VELMA SWANSTON HOWARD.
MRS. EDDY'S CITIZENSHIP
When our critic talks of Christian Scientists having...
In glancing over the pages of the great daily newspapers...
with contributions from Thomas Brown
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
Mary Baker Eddy
HOW TO THINK RIGHTLY
Annie M. Knott
"BLESSED ARE THE PURE."
John B. Willis
THE PUBLISHING HOUSE BUILDING FUND
Stephen A. Chase
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
with contributions from Mary Baker Eddy, K. D. Grant, J. A. Barris
with contributions from G. T. Fitzhugh, Mrs. Mims, Clinton Gowdy, W. A. Adair, L. H. Roseberry
It is difficult to realize that the simple experiences in...
I applied for Christian Science treatment in a case of...
Lillian C. Richardson
It is with grateful love and appreciation of our dear...
George D. Fox
I wish to relate how Christian Science healed me
It is less than two years ago that I turned to Christian Science...
Eva V. Cronkhite
I have long felt a desire to express my gratitude for...
Jennie A. McLean
About six years ago, after studying Science and Health...
I have had many proofs of the healing power of Truth...
Wilhelmina Alice MacGregor
I feel that if I did not tell others of the wonderful help...
C. E. Seiberling
I feel that I must have the Christian Science literature,...
Harriet N. Cordwell
With a sense of devout thankfulness to God I wish to...
Nellie Gibson with contributions from Harold Susman