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The clergyman would not find it easy to substantiate his...
Chester (Pa.) Times
The clergyman would not find it easy to substantiate his assertion that the average life of Christian Scientists "is no longer and probably is a little shorter" than that of other persons. The individual experience of Christian Scientists, most of whom have been restored to health after having been given up to die by regular physicians, does not bear out what is apparently a mere assumption of our critic. Well-informed persons nowadays, as a rule, know enough about Christian Science to know that its adherents are healthier than the average run of their neighbors, and certainly nothing is more essential to long life than good health.
Our clerical critic asserts profoundly that "all disease is a germ in the blood," though of course he is only taking the word of some one else concerning a question on which not even the medical profession itself is a unit. Despite his sweeping statement, we suspect he is not possessed of unquestionable evidence that a germ is actually the cause of disease and not a mere incident thereto. Certainly until he can show whence the germ has derived power and intelligent direction to go about its deadly work, he is in no position to heap scorn upon those who do not accept the germ theory as the last word on the cause of disease.
Mrs. Eddy was not an enemy of Pasteur, Jenner, or any of the other leaders in the development of modern bacteriological speculation. Though convinced that the germ theory will go the way of countless other theories of four thousand years of medical experimentation, Christian Scientists are glad that there is at least temporary relief for the sufferings and fears of their friends and fellow-beings who are not yet prepared to see as they see and to seek health on a better and more enduring basis than the fighting of infinitestimal vegetable or animal organisms.
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THE LOVING FATHER
BLANCHE HERSEY HOGUE.
THE BEGINNER AND THE BIBLE LESSONS
WILLIAM TAYLOR STONE.
A HEALED NEWSPAPER
HENRIETTA A. FIELD.
THE THIRD COMMANDMENT
LAURA B. DOORLY.
A. L. HITCHCOCK.
MY BROKEN IDOL
CASSIUS M. LOOMIS.
Our critic does not seem to have perceived that there is...
Our critic is mistaken in his supposition that Christian Science...
James D. Sherwood
Having read the letter published last week in the Pacific...
God changes not; therefore such works as the Master did...
H. Coulson Fairchild
A large majority of the members of the Christian Science...
Joseph B. Lovell
One of the fundamental rules of Christian Science practice...
Edward W. Dickey
ISABELLE W. PEMBROOK.
"THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH"
THE MOUNTAIN AND THE MUSTARD SEED
John B. Willis
Annie M. Knott
with contributions from A. H. Pettigrew, J. J. Suess, J. A. Eskridge
An overwhelming sense of gratitude prompts me to tell...
Charles le Maistre
About three years ago I was suffering greatly from boils,...
Milton F. Harris
It is with a deep sense of gratitude for what Christian Science...
Helen M. Mills Porter
I wish to testify in regard to the benefits which I have...
L. R. Johnston with contributions from Elizabeth Johnston, Lois Catharine Johnston
The budding of a common flower elicits no special...
Fred C. House
It is with a heart full of love and gratitude to God that...
Minnie Martz with contributions from N. S. Martz
Before I learned of Christian Science I was very miserable...
Mary Alice Muir
About nine years ago, when living in Wisconsin, I was...
Mary J. Miles
From early childhood I was in bondage to headaches and...
Maybelle A. Wallis
Christian Science came to me over four years ago, and I...
Margaret Goulding Reid
ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP IN THE MOTHER CHURCH
John V. Dittemore
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from Charles Clark Pierce, Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr.