Kindly allow me space in your esteemed paper for a...


Kindly allow me space in your esteemed paper for a friendly word in answer to Den Inbitne's (The Stubborn-Minded) article which appeared in a recent issue. It is not the purpose of an answer to an attack on Christian Science appearing in the press, or coming from the pulpit, to pass judgement upon the opinions or practices of others, nor is it to induce any one to accept Christian Science, but only to correct the misstatements, arising through ignorance or prejudice, concerning Christian Science, by presenting a true or correct statement of what it is and what it does. The same can be said of a Christian Science lecture. In times of persecution, when the press accepts statements which are wholly false or misleading, adherents of Christian Science ask in the name of common justice to be allowed to present the facts about the teachings of their religion, for which they entertain the greatest respect and reverence. Christian Scientists entertain the highest regard for all sincere religious convictions; they feel the greatest admiration and respect for the noble men and women among the better class of physicians who are working unselfishly to relieve the sufferings of humanity; and they feel that every one is at liberty to choose both his religion and his physician for himself.

Whether Christian Science is more or less efficacious than medical and surgical systems is a question which no one individual or group of individuals should undertake to decide for another. Christian Scientists respect the right of every one to decide for himself. It is evident that at present the majority prefer drugs and surgery; and Christian Scientists know that so long as there are those who prefer these systems of treating disease, just so long will there be a sufficient number of doctors to attend them. Christian Science has attracted the attention of persons in all walks of life. Among its adherents are to be found ministers, lawyers, doctors, professors, judges, politicians, artists, literary men and women, and many others who stand high in the world's esteem. These have found that Christian Science does all that it claims to do, and to be just what its name implies—both Christian and scientific.

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