It is common practise among self-appointed critics to...

Brooklyn (N. Y.) Eagle

It is common practise among self-appointed critics to classify Christian Science promiscuously with whatever their fancy may be temporarily occupied. Without the least understanding of its spiritual metaphysics, there are those representing fixed general opinion, on the one hand, who put Christian Science in the category with anything they think of as being unscientific and unchristian. On the other hand, investigators, propagandists, and theorists of one shade of belief or another, seem determined, if they can, to dispossess Christian Science from the foundation in God, Spirit, where Jesus unveiled it and where Mrs. Eddy discovered it, and drag it down to the physical or mortal mind level of their own operations.

The former give the impression of feeling under the necessity of ousting an uncomfortable pretender, to be rid of a teacher; and this, because of its results, makes them look anxiously to their tottering superstructure. The latter express an evident desire to be known as one with Christian Science in essence, though differing in non-essential details. Both positions are false. Both contentions are an imposition on Christian Science, and would deny its proper place and identification. Christian Science is the scientific Christianity taught and exemplified by Christ Jesus, "uncontaminated and unfettered by human hypotheses, and divinely authorized" (Christian science Quarterly). After giving to Christian Science sufficient study to enable one to demonstrate its teachings according to Principle and rule, then, and only then, may it be said that one understands Christian Science and has earned thereby the right of judgment or comparison.

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