In these days of progressive freedom of thought and...

Montreal (Canada) Star

In these days of progressive freedom of thought and action we must be prepared to see many ancient customs broken and many cherished notions upset, but the use of a church edifice for a lecturer to attack the religion of a number of your fellow citizens, a purpose obviously not in accord with the teachings of Christ Jesus, inevitably recalls our Master's pointed question, "Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer?"

The tirade of abuse directed against a noble and spiritual-minded woman, as Mrs. Eddy was known to be by many thousands of grateful followers in this and other lands. is to be deeply regretted. Like all great religious and moral reformers, Mrs. Eddy has been the target for misrepresentation and sometimes malicious attack by those who fail to understand her. The animus of these attacks, however, is so apparent that they have fallen harmless in the past and can have no better success in the present instance.

Christian Scientists welcome and invite a thorough investigation into their teaching informed practice, and those who wish to be correctly informed will scarcely be content with the interpretations and denunciations of its avowed opponents. In regard to contagious diseases Christian Scientists obey the laws and strictly observe sanitary and quarantine regulations. As to the "money making" of which our adversary discourses so glibly, there are few who do so much work for others gratuitously as the Christian Science practitioner is constantly doing. It is not to be supposed that anyone would expect to call a physician who might, or might not, cure him, without paying him his bill, small or large. The Christian Scientist asks for a modest fee, which will compare quite favorably with that of any medical practitioner or surgeon.

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The Candid Friend and Whisperers
November 29, 1919

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