It is hardly conceivable in this day that any one should...


It is hardly conceivable in this day that any one should refer to the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science in a disparaging manner, or that such remarks should emanate from the pulpit, and from a minister of the Christian religion. The speaker to whom these remarks are attributed displays a woeful ignorance of Christian Science, if he labors under the impression that Christian Scientists pray to Mrs. Eddy. They pray to the same God whom he claims to worship. Mrs. Eddy was a great and good woman, and what she accomplished for the good of humanity should be extolled rather than condemned. If it is fraudulent to make sacrifices for the good of others, fraudulent to devote one's life to the alleviation of the ills of mankind, and to found a religion that meets the needs of those bowed down with suffering and distress, then Mrs. Eddy could justly be termed a "fraud." But Mrs. Eddy lived a noble life, and at her passing, the press almost universally referred to her as one who had achieved a great purpose and a place in the world's history. Millions of her followers who have been benefited through her teachings hold her in grateful remembrance.

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