The News despatch, giving a Calgary [Alberta] clergyman's...

The News despatch, giving a Calgary [Alberta] clergyman's condemnation of Mrs. Eddy, reads like an echo of those dark ages when the thumbscrew and the rack and the fagot were the reward of men and women who dared to be true to their religious convictions. In the present instance it seems well-nigh past belief that one who has set himself apart for the profession of a Christian minister could work himself into such a state of mind as to glory in the eternal suffering of even the veriest sinner; and how much more in the case of a gentle woman whose only cause of condemnation was that she dared to follow the Master in demonstration rather than in man-made doctrines, and taught others to do likewise.

The following morning one of the Calgary daily newspapers felt it necessary to voice an editorial protest, and a member of the same denomination as the speaker publicly apologized, concluding his letter thus: "May the good Lord speedily deliver us from preachers of this type."

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