In a recent issue is an account of a talk by a clergyman at...

Shreveport (La.) Times

In a recent issue is an account of a talk by a clergyman at a Bible conference, in the course of which talk he takes occasion to express his opinion of Christian Science. If one understands a subject, he can demonstrate its rule; but failing in this, he should not find fault with those who are demonstrating it. Christian Science means right living and right doing, and as the thought is father to the act, it follows that a man must necessarily think right in order to act right. If our clerical critic is doing this, he is to this extent a Christian Scientist.

When it is alleged that the teaching of Christian Science is "a foe to the home" and that "it locks its heart against suffering humanity," we are forced to ask where our critic has found justification for his contention. Is it possible that a religion which has had the largest growth of any movement of modern times, whose members are numbered among the world's best citizens, and whose history has been that its churches are soon outgrown and larger ones become necessary to accommodate those who crowd its pews in search of its message of healing,—is it possible that such a religion can be a detriment to mankind?

April 4, 1914

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