The current May number of Health Culture contains an...

Washington (D. C.) Post

The current May number of Health Culture contains an article on "Mrs. Eddy and Christian Science," from the pen of Dr. T. J. Allen, whose contributions to the Post make his name a familiar one. Referring to Christian Science, he says: "It is entitled to great credit for popularizing the healing practice of the 'great Physician.' " He adds, "To dwell upon the sunny side, as Christian Science teaches, is not merely beautiful, but practical." Elsewhere in his article, Dr. Allen says: "In emphasizing the importance of the spiritual side of life, and especially of faith as a means of cure, Christian Science has done great good, especially in an age that has leaned too far to the material side; and it is apparent that its work is not yet finished."

These frank statements are from a member of the medical profession, and the doctor is to be commended for his honesty of expression. Still, there are some things that he assumes are included in Christian Science which do not meet with his approval, and in this respect he represents a large class of people. Some of these things are not included in the Christian Science teaching at all, but are mere misconceptions of its teaching; others are misunderstood, for the reason that the Christian Science view-point is always on the spiritual side, and the view from the material side gives the wrong perspective.

If one could get off the earth a sufficient distance to get a correct view of the movements of the solar system, it would not be difficult to comprehend that the earth is not only circling around the sun at a terrific speed, but is also revolving on its axis at a rate that moves everything on its surface a distance of more than a thousand miles an hour. Standing on the earth, it is more difficult to comprehend this, yet it is the fact, regardless of whether one believes it or not.

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