The Rev. Mr.—is quoted in the Telegraph as making...

Colorado Springs (Col.) Telegraph

The Rev. Mr.—is quoted in the Telegraph as making some derogatory statements regarding Christian Science. I pse dixit statements are easily made, but it is quite another thing to support them by convincing evidence, and therein lies the weakness of the declarations of this speaker. They are merely fiat statements without an iota of evidence to support them.

Despite the assertions of the critic, Christian Science is not mental philosophy; it is not Hindu mysticism; it is not mental suggestion; it is not humbug; it does not claim that there is no evil in the world. This critic claims to speak with authority regarding Christian Science. He failed to mention that Christian Science heals by prayer to God, in accordance with Jesus' command, "Heal the sick." He made no mention of the tremendous fact that Christian Science practice is highly successful, and that more than one million people in all parts of the civilized world have been healed, and of all diseases known to materia medica. He failed to mention that many of these people came to Christian Science and were healed after all other systems had failed and the prayers of faithful pastors and devout members of orthodox churches had been equally unavailable. He failed to mention that Christian Science has made the Bible a source of joy and inspiration to a great multitude who had no hope, and were "without God in the world," and that its influence has been powerful for righteousness, spiritual living, and right thinking upon every life it has touched.

October 24, 1914

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