It is folly to condemn that which we do not comprehend,...

Walla Walla (Wash.) Bulletin

It is folly to condemn that which we do not comprehend, and such condemnation merits the rebukes that have previously appeared in letters printed in these columns. On page 22 of "Miscellaneous Writings" Mrs. Eddy says, speaking of Christian Science, "He who has not tested it, is incompetent to condemn it; and he who is a willing sinner, cannot demonstrate it."

That "the only benefit of Christian Science was through mental suggestion the same that any good doctor used" is a statement made that must be refuted. Mental suggestion as employed by medical men has no relation to prayer. Faith in drugs and the hypnotic methods in administering them is the very antipode of Christian Science. Christian Science treatment is true prayer. Briefly, such prayer declares the allness of God, good, of infinite Life, Truth, and Love. It denies the reality of the seeming power of sin, disease, and death. On page 418 of Science and Health Mrs. Eddy says, "By the truthful arguments you employ, and especially by the spirit of Truth and Love which you entertain, you will heal the sick." Whittier has beautifully expressed the thought of what constitutes true prayer in the lines:—

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