The Christian Science church was well filled Sunday evening [Dec. 5] for the lecture by the Hon. Clarence A. Buskirk of St. Louis, Mo., among Mr. Buskirk's hearers being several Christian Scientists from Manchester and Boston. The speaker gave a clear exposition of the teachings of Christian Science and his words were given close attention. Judge James W. Remick introduced Mr. Buskirk in these words:—

I am glad to stand here this evening in this beautiful temple, the gift of one of the world's most remarkable women to the Cause to which she has devoted her life and in a sense to the city she loves, and standing here present a distinguished exponent of the religious philosophy known as Christian Science. Whatever may be said for or against this philosophy, it has been accepted by hosts of men and women of the highest character and intelligence, and the sweetness of their lives is the best tribute to their religion. Certainly the ideal, that to be spiritually perfect is to be physically well cannot but make for a nobler humanity and a better and happier world.

We do not like to contemplate what the condition of society would be without the influence of the church in the various forms in which it is appealing to the human heart, but from the church as an institution and from religion in its dogmatic aspect we are ever turning to the noble and inspiring example of the Christ. To think as he thought; to feel as he felt; to love as he loved; to pity as he pitied; to forgive as he forgave,—in short, to live as he lived and if necessary to die as he died for truth and justice, is the sum total of religion, and that church, whatever its name and whatever its teaching, which does the most in the years to come to make men in thought and deed like the Master, will be the best church.

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