The speaker is quoted as referring to Christian Science...

Pittsburgh (Pa.) Post

The speaker is quoted as referring to Christian Science as a "self-centered system," which "teaches how to help one's self, how to get away from one's own troubles; but duty, responsibility, and the helping of others are minor considerations." Nothing could be farther from the truth. The veriest novice in Christian Science has learned, as one of his first lessons, that there is no hope of progress except in proportion as the claims of self are overcome. The Christian Science text-book, from preface to conclusion, is replete with practical instruction for the elimination of selfish desires, practices, and habits of thought.

"Getting away from one's own troubles" is a very small—though notably successful—phase of Christian Science. The great work is for others, and this is being accomplished on a scale that is not dreamed of by those who are not Christian Scientists. While it is not proper to boast of such matters, it may be said, since the question has been raised, that the average Christian Scientist is devoting vastly more effort, time, and money in loving and effective endeavor to help his fellow-men than he did before becoming a Christian Scientist.

It is not correct to say that Christian Science regards sin as simply a "limitation." The Christian Science attitude toward sin is practical and effectual, as thousands testify from individual experience therewith.

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