A public lecture on Christian Science was delivered by William D. McCrackan, M.A., at Second Church of Christ, Scientist, the Liberal Club, Barlow, Moor-road, Didsbury, on Friday evening last [Nov. 17]. Will Melland, the chairman, said he regarded it as a privilege to have the opportunity of presiding over such a large company of ladies and gentlemen who had assembled to hear a lecture by one well qualified to speak on a subject that was occupying more and more attention by serious thinkers in all parts of the civilized world. He supposed that very much the same motive had prompted them as had prompted him to attend the meeting, which was to hear the truth about Christian Science. No doubt many people got their impression of Christian Science from the newspapers. That was so in his case. Until he began to read some of the literature issued by Christian Scientists, he was not at all favorably impressed with the subject, and he thought that lectures like the one they were about to hear would remove many false impressions that got about concerning it. There was a tendency nowadays to put religion, as it were, in watertight compartments, instead of making it a dominant factor in our daily lives; and on going into the subject of Christian Science he began to feel there was something in it. Christian Science seemed to him to be practical, wholehearted, and honest. In Lancashire, where the people were of a practical turn of mind, Christian Science was getting very strong, particularly in the Manchester district, and he was not surprised at it, because it was essentially a practical religion and was bound to succeed for that reason.

Manchester and South District Advertiser.

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Christian Science was first brought to my notice over...
March 2, 1912

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