When the critic of Canon McClure's recent book set out to...

Bristol (England) Times and Mirror

When the critic of Canon McClure's recent book set out to criticize that book in the columns of your newspaper, it would have been wiser and in better taste had be confined himself to that object. Instead, however, he seized the opportunity of airing his own views of Christian Science, which can be of no possible interest to your readers, but which display extraordinary ignorance of a world-wide religion, and of its Discoverer and Founder, that gentle, cultured, spiritually-minded woman, Mrs. Eddy, whom the American press acknowledged as one of the world's greatest women, and upon whom the French government bestowed the certificate of the decoration of Officier d'Academie.

These facts alone are a sufficient refutation of the discourteous and unchristian epithets flung by the critic (who proudly claims them as his own) at one whose life was devoted to the teaching and practice of Christianity, obeying our Lord's commands in their entirety, preaching the gospel and healing the sick. Christian Science is "so called" because it is daily and hourly, in its healing work, giving the proof of Christianity demanded by our Lord of all who believe on his word, and for this reason should be honored and respected by all who "profess and call themselves Christians."

September 19, 1914
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