In a Saturday issue was printed some copy furnished by a...

Pittsfield (Mass.) Eagle

In a Saturday issue was printed some copy furnished by a news syndicate wherein a medical writer undertook to inject in the body of his article on disease prevention an attack on Christian Science so unfair that in other papers coming to my notice editors struck out the objectionable paragraphs. Christian Science does not take any such stand as represented by this doctor; it does not ignore suffering. The sufferer who does not desire its ministrations, nor to receive its benefits, is free to seek whatever medical help is wanted.

Christian Science rests upon divine Principle, and the tenets of the church are wise and sensible. Followers of this religion, whose lives accord with these tenets and are governed by the one Principle, act wisely and do not give offense to their neighbors. Therefore, Christian Scientists as a religious body feel entitled to consideration from the press and in the press. As Mrs. Eddy has said in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 344): "Were it more fully understood that Truth heals and that error causes disease, the opponents of a demonstrable Science would perhaps mercifully withhold their misrepresentations, which harm the sick; and until the enemies of Christian Science test its efficacy according to the rules which disclose its merits or demerits, it would be just to observe the Scriptural precept, 'Judge not.'"

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