If the Chicago lawyer and graduate of the Chicago University,...

The Providence (R. I.) Journal

If the Chicago lawyer and graduate of the Chicago University, mentioned in an article entitled "The Objectors" copied from the Louisville Courier-Journal, after, as he states, "eight years' study of Christian Science," has reached the conclusion that it is "unscientific" to support and serve his Government and country, then he has not attained the viewpoint of the loyal Christian Scientist, and his "eight years' study" has been somewhat in vain. Whatever may be his individual attitude concerning this world war, it most certainly is not the attitude of Christian Scientists; nor could any such inferences be drawn from the teachings of Christian Science as he has intimated in his statements made before the Federal commission sitting at Camp Grant, Illinois, reviewing the cases of "conscientious objectors."

While Christian Scientists, together with all civilized people, deplore war, yet they recognize that it the world's present stage of progress and development, of several evils war is the least; and they are standing shoulder to shoulder with their fellow citizens in the prosecution of this war for freedom and democracy. Discerning, perhaps more clearly than the average mortal, the underlying cause of this world upheaval, the Christian Scientist is able to view the situation in a larger way, with a broader horizon extending before him. He is able to realize, in a measure at least, the meaning of these inspiring words of the prophet Isaiah: "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Now, of course, Isaiah was referring to the coming of the Christ, as expressed in Christ Jesus; and yet, even though referred to as "The Prince of Peace," Jesus himself declared: "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword."

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