Christian Scientists rely entirely on God, and as His...

Memphis (Tenn.) Commercial Appeal

Christian Scientists rely entirely on God, and as His truth lives forever, they are not in the least disturbed as to the future of their religion. The entire trend of Christian Science is away from personality and toward Principle, and with this attitude they are so content as to be unruffled by dire speculative predictions which are fathered by a wish that they may come to pass.

Many of the statements made concerning Christian Science at this particular time would be extremely interesting but for one important thing—they lack the saving grace of correctness. However, we need not expect a logical or correct statement of Christian Science from an enemy, a misinformed person, or one who is disqualified by a lack of information; and to be a graduate of a theological seminary confers no greater qualification for correctly defining Christian Science, than would a perusal of the Christian Science text-book render one an authority on the tenets of another faith.

It is freely granted that Mrs. Eddy taught a religion of love and that she was ofttimes beset by enemies who sought to disturb her peace of mind, but this was also the experience of even Christ Jesus, the Founder of this new dispensation of love. Though the very embodiment of love and gentleness, he was maligned, persecuted, and finally crucified by a fanatical mob, which was incited by the intolerant clerics of that day. Love, preached and practised, always excites the opposite human manifestation of hate, and Mrs. Eddy's experience was no exception to that rule, which seems even yet to be operative under circumstances which should deter the most rabid critic from saying things as unnecessary as they are unkind.

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