Christian Scientists were glad to see the dispatch from...

The Springfiel (Mass.) Daily News

Christian Scientists were glad to see the dispatch from Paris in The Springfield Daily News which reported the great interest in Christian Science shown by the soldiers of the allied nations in and near the trenches. Ever since the war began Christian Science literature has been supplied to soldiers and sailors from the time they left their homes. During their training the Christian Science periodicals and publications have helped the young men to choose the better course rather than the worse, in their new surroundings, and have helped them to undergo toil and hardship with good humor and without suffering. Nevertheless, it has been nearer the lines of battle and in the midst of the greatest conflicts that the teachings of Christian Science, even glimpses thereof gained from but little study, have gripped the interest of readers and have proved to be of wonderful value.

The purpose of my letter, however, is to guard against an incorrect statement. At the end of the item in question Christian Science is referred to as a "religion that offers curative power by suggestion." This was a mistake. Suggestion does not enter into the teaching or practice of Christian Science. On the contrary, its attitude toward the use of suggestion is that of absolute disapproval. As Mrs. Eddy has said on page 62 of "Miscellaneous Writings," "The theology of Christian Science is Truth; opposed to which is the error of sickness, sin, and death, that Truth destroys."

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