In a reference to Christian Science a writer mistakenly...

The Halifax (England) Courier

In a reference to Christian Science a writer mistakenly couples it with several isms, which are then all referred to as "doubtful things." One of the principal definitions of the word "doubtful" is given as "being uncertain;" and no one with even a small knowledge of the teachings and practice of Christian Science could either call it a "doubtful thing," or classify it with spiritualism, theosophy, or fatalism. Mrs. Eddy writes on page 129 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," "Animal magnetism, hypnotism, spiritualism, theosophy, agnosticism, pantheism, and infidelity are antagonistic to true being and fatal to its demonstration; and so are some other systems."

Our Master told his followers that the best proof of the efficacy of any teaching concerning true being was a consideration of the fruits which followed that teaching. The indisputable fact that a vast army of men, women, and children scattered all over the civilized world have been brought back from the jaws of a physical death or the mouth of a mental hell, is the best reply to any destructive criticism. It would seem a pity that anyone with the right to adopt such a pseudonym as the critic, should have either the time or the inclination to traduce the teaching of those who, although differing in method, have proved to the world by the "signs following" the success of their earnest efforts on behalf of all mankind. It would be well for the "Son of the Manse" to ponder over the words of the Wayshower for all true Christians, "He that is not against us is for us," uttered upon an occasion when John ventured to criticize the action of one who "followeth not with us."

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