A certain medical doctor writing for the Journal and...


A certain medical doctor writing for the Journal and other newspapers is disposed at times to ridicule or condemn Christian Science and Christian Scientists. He did so in a recent issue of your esteemed newspaper when he caused to be published a letter from a correspondent wherein a cheerful optimist is strangely described, among other things, as "the fathead who believes that Christian Science is science." Now, I send this protest because the so-called "noted physician and author" who edits your "Personal Health Service" columns allowed the uncomplimentary and inaccurate definition just mentioned to accompany his copy.

It may be said of Christian Scientists, as it is said of many other persons, that they are both cheerful and optimistic. Whether or not an optimist embodies the physical aspect defined by your correspondent in the foregoing allusion is unimportant. It is important, however, to determine whether or not Christian Science is Science. On that point I am prepared to inform your readers that Christian Science, through loving ministry of healing and reformation, has by convincing proofs gained the right to its appropriate title, "Christian Science." As its many adherents are glad to testify, Christian Science is Christian because it is compassionate, spiritual, and beneficial; and it is Science because it is orderly, the result of exact knowledge, and is founded on divine Principle.

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