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Daily Telegraph

The investigations of your correspondent with regard to Christian Science have unfortunately misled him as to certain facts. The assertion that Mrs. Eddy suffered for many years from a diseased body and ultimately died of pneumonia, is quite untrue. As a matter of fact, the latter years of her life here were years of great activity, during which she accomplished what, to the average individual, seems almost impossible, in founding, organizing, and caring for her church. When she did pass away it was not as a result of any disease.

With regard to the evidence of healing by Christian Science, I need only refer your correspondent to the testimonies of healing published in the weekly and monthly periodicals of the Christian Science movement, and to those given at the Wednesday evening meetings of all Christian Science churches. All these testimonies may be substantiated; and they afford abundant evidence to anyone who is willing to accept facts. Your correspondent proceeds to quote from Mrs. Eddy's book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." These so-called quotations, however, are merely scraps of sentences torn from their context, and it would, therefore, be futile to enter into any discussion with regard to them. Everyone knows that the text of the Bible itself, treated in this manner, may be shown to mean practically anything but what it actually does mean. May I suggest to our critic that the only satisfactory way to investigate any subject is to study its textbook with an unprejudiced mind? One is not then liable to be misled, as so frequently happens when information is sought from extraneous sources.

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