Reference to the alleged methods of Christian Scientists...

Quincy (Ill.) Whig

Reference to the alleged methods of Christian Scientists in a recent issue, gives one the impression that they are encouraged by the teaching and example of Mrs. Eddy to exercise what the critic terms "mental control" of others. Nothing could be farther removed from the experience of Christian Scientists in general. There may be individual instances of domination and control of others by persons calling themselves Christian Scientists, but if so, these persons would not be conforming either to the teaching of Christian Science or to the example of its Discoverer and Founder.

No one could more consistently or persistently have turned the thought of mankind away from the influence of personal sense than did Mrs. Eddy. To the extent that students of the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," are faithful to its teachings, they learn and demonstrate, as its author, Mrs. Eddy, has written in another work, that "in Science, divine Love alone governs man" (Church Manual, Art. VIII, Sect. 1).

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The Pilot
November 28, 1914

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