THE GOLDEN RULE

Recently there has been considerable comment in the newspapers with reference to the case of a man prominent in medical circles, it having been alleged that during a critical illness certain Christian Scientists were treating him without solicitation or consent on his part or on the part of his family. One of the strangest things in connection with the case is that some of those who have defended this "obtrusive mental" practice, in the newspapers and otherwise, have called themselves Christian Scientists, notwithstanding they have failed to grasp the purport of what Mrs. Eddy has written on this subject. In her article, "Obtrusive Mental Healing" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 282), She says,—

"The question will present itself: Shall people be treated mentally without their knowledge or consent? The direct rule for practice of Christian Science is the Golden Rule. 'As ye would that men should do to you, do ye.' Who of us would have our houses broken open or our locks picked? and much less would we have our minds tampered with."

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