The writer of the "Daily Editorial," entitled, "Our Best...

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The writer of the "Daily Editorial," entitled, "Our Best Friends and Worst Enemies," in your recent issue, is evidently unfamiliar with the teachings of Christian Science, in his comparison of it with the Coue system. For this reason, and because of other misleading statements, we beg to submit to your readers that there is no system or theory of drugless healing, or any ism or mortal mental system, that is akin to Christian Science. The system of healing and regeneration taught by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, has been proved to be the Science or true knowledge of the law of God, taught and demonstrated by Jesus the Christ, the Saviour of all mankind. Christian Science teaches that as God is Mind and is really the only intelligence governing man, so all true thoughts proceed from this one Mind, God. Thoughts that seem to proceed from the carnal mind, which Paul describes as "enmity against God," are not good and do not help humanity; whereas good thoughts, proceeding from God, do help humanity. This shows the importance of entertaining good thoughts and rejecting all that is unlike God, good, such as malice, envy, hate, jealousy, revenge, self-will, self-love, self-justification, and so on.

Mrs. Eddy makes this statement in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 210): "Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort." To believe or acknowledge that one human mind can influence or control another human mind is not in accord with Christian Science; and such practice should not be indulged, for it is nothing more than hypnotism. And again, one human mind is not good enough or pure enough to attempt to influence or control another. It is quite true that mortal man is his own worst enemy, but as he turns away from the mortal, material, and limited to the spiritual and divine, and acknowledges God, good, in all his ways, he becomes better mentally, morally, and physically; and this method of right thinking is made manifest in human experience. In this connection Mrs. Eddy states in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 400), "Mortals obtain the harmony of health, only as they forsake discord, acknowledge the supremacy of divine Mind, and abandon their material beliefs." Your readers may readily see that the teachings of Christian Science as above described are entirely distinct from the theory taught by Coué.

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