An evangelist's sermon on woman, as reported in your...


An evangelist's sermon on woman, as reported in your recent issue, would be highly amusing in many respects were it not offensive. In the face present-day achievement, one might smile at his statement that "woman is not fitted to shine in theology, politics, statecraft, commercial activities, athletics, and industrial adventure;" but permit me to protest against his remarks concerning the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. The statement to which I take exception is that "the chief agent Satan has used to corrupt man and the church is woman. Theosophy, spiritism, and Christian Science, all originated with women."

Mary Baker Eddy did not originate Christian Science, she discovered it; and her discovery differs essentially from both theosophy and spiritism. Instead of corrupting men and the church, Christian Science has purified and uplifted them by restoring to Christianity the vital element of spiritual healing. Christian Science has awakened in its students a greater interest in the Scriptures, of which they make an habitual daily study; and it is also giving men a higher concept of the abilities and possibilities of women, thus benefiting both sexes. Woman can no longer be regarded as man's inferior, but his equal, when one reads with an enlightened mind the account of creation in Genesis: "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."

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