A recent issue reviews an attack on Christian Science by...

Sandusky (Ohio) Register

A recent issue reviews an attack on Christian Science by Henry Dwight Chapin which contains the suggestion that "an adult may elect to be treated by a Christian Scientist but in the case of a child the question is altogether different." First, it should be stated that an adult chooses Christian Science, and having demonstrated by actual experience that his health is more safe under the guardianship of Christian Science than otherwise, why should he be less concerned about the welfare of his child than he is as to his own safety? Why should he be less concerned about the welfare of his child than he is as to his own safety? Why should he deprive the child of the newly tested remedy and leave it to suffer in the "good old-fashioned way"?

A short time ago great ado was made in the city of New York concerning one child which died under Christian Science treatment during a period when 1,714 other children died of the same disease under medical treatment. Not good judgment but force of habit prompts such comment. It has been demonstrated in thousands of cases, to the entire satisfaction of parents who have placed their children under Christian Science treatment, that Christian Science is as safe a remedy for the children as it is for adults. We will grant that to those who have not had experience with Christian Science a dependence thereupon to the exclusion of drugs may seem to be neglect rather than help, but it does not so appear to those who have had experience first with drugs and then with Christian Science. Perfection is demanded of a new remedy, while the older remedies have won a license to fail. It is not in keeping with the spirit of the times to condemn a thing simply because it is new and because it happens to be untried to the critic. The skeptic should weigh all new things carefully and should be in possession of real evidence before he passes judgment.

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