In your recent issue there appeared an article under the...


In your recent issue there appeared an article under the heading, "Why Doubt It?" Christian Scientists quite agree with the fair-minded position taken by the writer, and appreciate his kindly comments acknowledging the healing power of Christian Science. They cannot agree, however, with his concluding statement: "The fact that none of these processes can be rationalized does not affect the truth that they produce results." One of the dictionary definitions of "rationalize" is "to render conformable to reason." Christian Science is decidedly a rational religion, in that it conforms to the teachings of Christ Jesus and accepts the "processes" or methods adopted by the Master in healing the sick through spiritual understanding. Mary Baker Eddy, the author of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," on pages 146 and 147 sets forth the following pertinent statement: "Divine metaphysics is now reduced to a system, to a form comprehensible by and adapted to the thought of the age in which we live. This system enables the learner to demonstrate the divine Principle, upon which Jesus' healing was based, and the sacred rules for its present application to the cure of disease."

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