Will you kindly permit me space in which to correct...


Will you kindly permit me space in which to correct an erroneous impression given regarding the Christian Science church in a letter in a recent issue of your paper? The writer objects to the attack on the worshipers of the "Healing Stones at Wahiawa" and stands for "Freedom of Religion." The question is asked, "Why not criticize the numerous other healing shrines?" and mention is made of Lourdes in France and St. Anne de Beaupre in Canada. Then it is said, "Or come a little nearer home and organize to compel the disbanding of the Christian Science church."

The Principle of Christian Science and its method of healing cannot be likened to the above. They are clearly explained by Mrs. Eddy in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany." She writes, on pages 179 and 180: "We are indeed privileged in having the untranslated revelations of Christian Science. They afford such expositions of the therapeutics, ethics, and Christianity of Christ as make even God demonstrable, the divine Love practical, and so furnish rules whereby man can prove God's love, healing the sick and the sinner. Whosoever understands Christian Science knows beyond a doubt that its life-giving truths were preached and practised in the first century by him who proved their practicality, who uttered Christ's Sermon on the Mount, who taught his disciples the healing Christianity which applies to all ages, and who dated time. . . . Christian Science contains no element whatever of hypnotism or animal magnetism. It appeals alone to God, to the divine Principle, or Life, Truth, and Love, to whom all things are possible; and this Principle heals sin, sickness, disease, and death."

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