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Santa Barbara (Calif.) Daily News

My attention has been called to an advertisement recently published in your paper entitled "The Harmony of Christian Science and Chiropractic." As this title is misleading and creates a false impression in regard to the practice of Christian Science, I will appreciate your publishing this letter.

Christian Science is purely metaphysical and accomplishes its healing results through spiritual understanding, and does not seek material methods to assist it. While it is true that Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, refers to the aid of a surgeon in the adjustment of broken bones and dislocations, she does this by way of concession to the present limited understanding of Christian Science; which understanding, when sufficiently possessed, is equal to overcoming any and all discordant conditions, as evidenced in the practice of Jesus and his disciples. In regard to material remedies Mrs. Eddy in her work "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" declares on page 421: "If you would destroy the sense of disease, you should not build it up by wishing to see the forms it assumes or by employing a single material application for its relief." Again on page 248 she clearly states the true modus operandi of Christian metaphysics as follows: "Let unselfishness, goodness, mercy, justice, health, holiness, love—the kingdom of heaven—reign within us, and sin, disease, and death will diminish until they finally disappear."

Christian Scientists are hastening forward to a fuller understanding of the allness of God, striving to attain a greater degree of the Mind that was in Christ Jesus, which will enable them to banish all that is unlike God. Christian Science thoroughly believes in medical freedom, namely, the right of the individual to choose for himself and family the method of healing which he deems most efficacious, but it insists that satisfactory results cannot be obtained by attempting to mix with its practice material methods of cure.

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