Recently I heard a man say that he liked Christian Scientists...

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Recently I heard a man say that he liked Christian Scientists but hated Christian Science. This is a good illustration of what a deep-rooted prejudice will do, for when a man likes Christian Scientists there must be a reason for it. The reason this one gives for liking them is that they are kind, courteous, cheerful, optimistic, and always make the best of things; that they are not all the time complaining, finding fault, talking hard times, and filling one's ears with a recital of their troubles. Now, if the philosophy or religion of these people makes them more agreeable, more cheerful, more optimistic than their neighbors, there must be some good in Christian Science. Why, then, does this man hate Christian Science while confessing that he admires, and likes to associate with, Christian Scientists?

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"New tongues"
August 26, 1922

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