In an article entitled "Expose of Spiritualists, et cetera,"...


In an article entitled "Expose of Spiritualists, et cetera," published in your recent issue, mention is made of Christian Science in such a manner as to give a wrong impression of this religion. In that article a gentleman, claiming to be a spiritualist, is quoted as having stated that among other experiences he was at one time healed by reading some Christian Science literature. This gentleman is not a member of a Christian Science church, and manifestly does not claim to be a Christian Scientist; but from the statement and the manner in which it was given, one uninformed might conclude that there is some connection or similarity between spiritualism and Christian Science.

Christian Science and spiritualism are radically different in their teachings, and there is no connection between their organizations. Mrs. Eddy's statement on page 80 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," will correct any erroneous impression in this regard which may have been gained from the abovementioned article. She writes: "I entertain no doubt of the humanity and philanthropy of many Spiritualists, but I can not coincide with their views. It is mysticism which gives spiritualism its force. Science dispels mystery and explains extraordinary phenomena; but Science never removes phenomena from the domain of reason into the realm of mysticism."

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