I read in a late issue a clergyman's attack on the Christian Scientists,...

Rockland (Me.) Courier-Gazette

I read in a late issue a clergyman's attack on the Christian Scientists, and I shall await with interest the dignified and courteous reply that observation has taught me is one of the characteristics of these peculiar Christians, who, when they are reviled, revile not again. Such vitriolic utterances emanating from a Christian clergyman and directed against a sect whose representatives in this vicinity are acknowledged to be among our best known and respected people, can hardly fail to be of interest not only to the parties immediately concerned, but also to the interested observer of no denomination, like myself, who seeks his Lord, crying, "Where have ye laid him?"

I am not a Christian Scientist, though in my search after religion that satisfied my mind I have read Mrs. Eddy's book with constantly increasing interest. I am just a plain, every-day business man, and reviewing this sermon from the standpoint of an outsider, I would like to ask the reverend gentleman if he does not think that the sect which possesses enough of the Mind of Christ to say, in the face of such an attack (as these Christian Scientists surely will), "Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren," is the sect that in such an argument will win the respect and admiration of all fair-minded people.

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September 16, 1911

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