An item in a sequence of aspersions furnishes an apt...

Ft. Pierce (Fla.) News

An item in a sequence of aspersions furnishes an apt illustration of the methods by which professional antagonists gather materials for fomenting hostility to Christian Science. It is only fair, however, to say that the bit of evil now to be mentioned is not a recent device, hence the assailant who has just made use of it may have gotten it from one of his fellows. Indeed the evil spoken against Mrs. Eddy gains what currency it has, mainly because some opponents are disposed to repeat anything detrimental to her which they hear one another say.

The matter now in question was started as follows: "Mrs. Eddy said in a letter to Judge Hanna: 'I have marveled at the press and pulpit's patience with me, when I have taken away their Lord.'" What she actually wrote to Judge Hanna is to be found on page 15 of a pamphlet entitled "Christian Science History" which was issued by The Christian Science Publishing Society and widely distributed some years ago. The complete quotation was this: "Mrs. Eddy has recently said in a letter to me: 'A new discovery of science always has awakened the world to fierce combat, and Christian Science is no exception to this rule. I have marveled at the press and pulpit's patience with me, when I "have taken away their Lord" to present the risen Saviour, more spiritual appearing of God's power,—and I thank God, and the vox populi for these signs of the times.' "

September 8, 1917
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