The correspondent says that he does not "feel much...

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The correspondent says that he does not "feel much respect" for Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science. Had he known her as many have he would in all probability have expressed himself in a very different manner. When the occasion arose in 1910 for the city of Concord, New Hampshire, to put on record its estimate of Mrs. Eddy, who had been resident there for many years, the municipality, in expressing its esteem for "an honored and a devoted friend of our city, whose motto was 'to injure no man, but to bless all mankind' [Miscellany, p. 353]," said that "Mrs. Eddy was distinguished by public spirit, deep generosity, wide charity, and tender and thoughtful helpfulness, and it seems fitting and appropriate that we, the mayor and the board of aldermen and the Common Council of the city of Concord, take some action in behalf of our citizens to express our appreciation of her residence among us and our esteem of her character" (Sentinel, Vol. XIII, No. 19). That marked testimony of respect came from a public body who knew her intimately.

Mrs. Eddy's statement from her book "Unity of Good" (pp. 9 and 10), "that by knowing the unreality of disease, sin, and death, you demonstrate the allness of God," has apparently, as yet, found no response in your critic. Be that as it may, the fact remains that every Christian Scientist—and they are to be numbered by the million now—is understanding in some degree the profound nature of the truth contained therein. Taking for granted the spiritual facts that God is infinite Life and infinitely good, Christian Science declares that life and good are eternal realities, and that the opposites of these, death and evil, are consequently unreal. It matters not how loudly material sense may argue against these facts, spiritual sense upholds them. And, moreover, it has to be said that it is precisely this spiritual understanding of infinite good and of the eternal nature of life, and the unreality, in the absolute sense as indicated above, of disease, sin, and death, which brings about every healing, moral and physical, which characterizes Christian Science practice to-day.

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