The report of the Episcopal convention at Portland, Oregon...


The report of the Episcopal convention at Portland, Oregon, in a recent issue of your paper, attributed to an Anglican clergyman a misleading and mistaken reference to Christian Science. The speaker was quoted as saying that the growing number of adherents to Christian Science, New Thought, and theosophy in the United States indicates an "Indianization" of the religious life of this nation. Such an assertion involves at least two erroneous assumptions. It assumes that there is a distinctive Indian religion, and that Christian Science is related to it. In fact, there is no basis for either of these assumptions. As any public speaker ought to know, India is peculiarly a land of many religions; and there is no relation or connection between any Indian religion and Christian Science. Christian Science is purely Christian

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