Kindly grant me the courtesy of sufficient space for the...

The Sentinel

Kindly grant me the courtesy of sufficient space for the correction of some inaccuracies of statement with regard to Christian Science which appeared recently in The Sentinel in an article entitled "The Jew and Christian Science," reprinted from the Jewish Chronicle.

In the opening paragraph the writer refers to the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, as "a new Bible." It is not a Bible, and is never so described by Christian Scientists. No Lesson-Sermon is ever given in a Christian Science church which does not embody liberal reading from the same Authorized Version of the Bible that is used by other denominations. In endeavoring to refute the Christian Science view of matter, our critic does not make much progress. Christian Scientists understand the belief in matter to be a mistake, an entire misconception of reality. The critic's admission that "what things are in themselves, our sensational perceptions can never inform us," backed up by the findings of the most advanced physicists, who now analyze matter into centers of force, does not leave him a very firm foundation upon which to base an argument. Since force is not matter, the physicists themselves have explained it by explaining it away. If this is all the stability which can be assigned to matter, there is little basis for proving the actuality of disease.

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