A late copy of the Enterprise contains a reference to...

Newtown (Pa.) Enterprise

A late copy of the Enterprise contains a reference to Christian Science which while not unkindly may innocently lead to a misunderstanding of that subject. The writer states that Christian Scientists claim "everything up to surgical operations can be treated by will-power alone, or by simply 'willing' that there is nothing the matter with you."

So far as such an assertion coming from Christian Scientists themselves is concerned, it may be dismissed with the statement that they make no such claim or assertion, for the simple reason that so to claim would be the very antithesis of the teaching of their faith. This statement is, however, occasionally made by those not sufficiently conversant with the subject, and here a word of explanation may be in order. Under "will-power" may be included mental suggestion, hypnotism, and mesmerism. These systems presume that each human being has a separate mind of his own, that there are minds many, and that each may be used at the will of the individual either for ill or for good.

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