It ought to be a plain proposition that a medical doctor...

Pittsfield (Mass.) News

It ought to be a plain proposition that a medical doctor should be almost the last person to explain the method of Christian Science healing. If he understood it he would practise it,—at least he would wish he were able to do so. Nevertheless, medical journals continually misrepresent the practice of Christian Science, and some of those items are reprinted in disinterested periodicals.

An instance of this occurred recently, when the News reprinted an article from the Journal of American Medicine. In that article the writer described the method of Christian Science as "an application of the power of a stronger mind over a weaker one." This is the very opposite of Christian Science, and is what this religion emphatically condemns. Christian Science declares the right of every individual, whether called weaker or stronger than another, to be free from the domination, mental or physical, of other persons; and it teaches how to attain and maintain this freedom. Mrs. Eddy, more than any teacher in modern times, has exposed the danger and evil of hypnotism, suggestion, and mental trespass upon human rights. Any one who wishes to know the method of Christian Science needs first of all to learn that its theology and practice are based, to quote words used by Mrs. Eddy in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 62), "on the action of the divine Mind over the human mind and body."

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