In your recent issue, when discussing political candidates,...

Downey Champion

In your recent issue, when discussing political candidates, a gentleman referred to our religion in a way that was misleading, and spoke of those who give "some hocus pocus signs and wave their outspread fingers before our eyes," from which the erroneous inference might be drawn that Christian Science misrepresents facts and tries to cover the wrongdoing by hypnotic methods. Integrity and honesty are fundamental requirements of Christian Science. Our religion follows the teachings of Christ Jesus, who said "to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." It would be contrary to Christian Science for anyone to misrepresent the facts in a financial or any other transaction, and hypnotism is never used in the practice of Christian Science. In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy says (p. 448), "It is Christian Science to do right, and nothing short of right-doing has any claim to the name."

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