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In reading the published criticism on a Christian Science...
Mahanoy City (Pa.) Record
In reading the published criticism on a Christian Science lecture recently delivered in your city, I am impressed with the extent to which one's statements may be misjudged and misinterpreted by a critic whose motive in attending is not to be informed, but to gather material for disputation. The attempted interruptions at the lecture, and the incorrect public statements as to what the lecturer said, lead me to believe that some persons were present in a state of mind not in accord with the spirit of courtesy and good will in which our Christian Scientist friends in Mahanoy City provided out of their individual means this lecture, and invited all who wished to hear, though obviously not to be heard.
Our critic need not be disturbed over the lecturer's designation of God as "a principle," because no such designation was given. Where the word Principle is applied to God in Christian Science it is without the article "a," and it is used in such a sense as this, the first definition of the word in the Standard dictionary: "A source or cause from which a thing proceeds; a permanent or fundamental cause." Those only who would deny that God is creator could object to the word Principle as applied to Deity. Christian Science employs other terms to indicate the nature of God, such as Life, Truth, Love. In all authorized Christian Science literature these terms when used as synonyms for God are capitalized, to make clear their meaning.
GOOD AND EVIL
BLANCHE HERSEY HOGUE.
"PUT OFF"—"PUT ON."
J. MORLEY WYARD.
"MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION."
FLORENCE E. B. DONALDSON.
H. G. MARCARIAN.
"BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT."
WILLIAM LEANDER POST.
EDITH L. PERKINS.
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George A. Law
Dr. Hoyt's remarks anent vaccination are amusing
Mary B. Thompson
You report the president of the Lancashire and Cheshire...
William J. Bonnin
I wish to correct an erroneous impression contained in...
Charles M. Howe
In a recent issue appeared a sermon by a clergyman on...
Johnston D. Spiers
FAITH AND WORKS
THE LITTLE AND THE LARGE
John B. Willis
Annie M. Knott
with contributions from R. R. Ross, George M. Clough, Charles A. Michener, David F. Fox, Frank Percival Lloyd, Troy Davis, J. W. Wartman, E. E. Cavanaugh
While living in Chicago, near Christmas, 1906, a skin...
Peter Thinnes with contributions from Kate Thinnes
In 1906 my condition was diagnosed as a serious affliction...
D. B. Macdonald
My little boy was taken one morning with an attack of...
Amy N. Wilson
I desire to express my love for the cause of Christian Science,...
Margaret V. Pearman
I can truthfully testify to what Christian Science has done...
L. Cox with contributions from Richard Lischka
Christian Science has meant more to me than anything...
Harriet M. Willis
The gratitude one has for the expression of divine Love...
Mabel I. Taylor
I had been in an isolated place for many months
With a sense of gratitude I desire o testify to the power...
Carrie M. Henry
STELLA E. SAXTON.
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from McCormick