THE LECTURES

The theme of the lecture of William D. McCrackan, M.A., at the Majestic Theater Sunday afternoon [Jan. 8] was "Christian Science: A Religion of Progress." The audience was a large one. The speaker was introduced by Mrs. O. N. Guldlin, one of the prominent clubwomen of the city, who spoke in part as follows,—

When I was asked to introduce the speaker this afternoon, the question came to me, "What has Christian Science meant to me?" Since it has come into my life my greatest help has been that it has enabled me to live on an entirely different basis. The next greatest help has been that it has straightened out many of my theological conceptions. Immanuel Kant says something like this, "Man has many delusions. He can only remove those delusions as he gains more knowledge, and then the delusions fall away." So it has seemed to me that one delusion after another has gone down. In the first place, I am grateful that Mrs. Eddy saw fit to call this "Christian Science." Music has its science; arithmetic has its science. We can never evade this science and arrive at correct conclusions. We can never evade the science of life. It will not permit us to do an injustice to any one else and arrive at the science of living. If in the solitude of our home life we meditate and study on these problems until we realize the divine Principle, then can we realize the solution. As we look at the world's standard of morality, the ordinary concept of man, we are liable to be deluded.

February 25, 1911
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