What the world demands today is a practical religion...

The Estherville (Iowa) Enterprise

What the world demands today is a practical religion which meets the needs of humanity in sickness and in health, and which gives to mankind a higher and better concept of God and man, of man's indestructible relationship with God. Christian Science is filling this need.

That Christian Science disagrees with some of the ordinary concepts of religion, and with some of the interpretations of Scripture retained by scholastic theology, is true. It disagrees because it finds these interpretations unreasonable, illogical, and undemonstrable for the greater part. Christian Science, however, does not in the least disagree with the spiritual interpretation of Scripture, for that is its very essence. It is because of the better understanding of Scripture gained by the reading of Science and Health and the other writings of Mrs. Eddy that Christian Scientists are able to prove for themselves the certainty of God's promises to man.

A careful study of our critic's entire article leads me to the irresistible conclusion that he does not in the least understand the Christian Science viewpoint. If he did understand it, he would find himself unable to make the statements he has made. He infers that this viewpoint is not understandable; but that is mere opinion, for the fact remains that it is understood and demonstrated by hundreds of thousands of intelligent people, who, notwithstanding the intimation to the contrary, are at least up to the ordinary standard of intelligence among people in the various denominations called Christian.

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