From what was reported in a recent issue, it would appear...

Southtown Economist

From what was reported in a recent issue, it would appear that a medical doctor, recently commenting on why people "fall for fads and quackeries in medicine," before an audience in Emil Hirsch center, not only failed to confine his remarks to the subject of medicine, with which it is assumed he is familiar, but made several disrespectful statements about Christian Science.

It is to be observed that speakers having little or no knowledge of our religion, and especially those who gain such knowledge from the writings of biased authors, fail to register conviction when addressing audiences which, perhaps, comprise a goodly number of persons who may be quite familiar with the teachings and practice of Christian Science. It is well within the bounds of probability to assume that nearly everybody knows that Christian Science does not include hypnotism or mesmerism in its teaching or practice. Christian Science is a religion founded upon the Bible, and especially upon the words and works of Christ Jesus. Therefore, it could not, as was implied by the speaker mentioned, become the parent of "thirty-six faith-healing methods." To refute such a false conclusion of separation and adulteration, let me quote Mrs. Eddy's observation in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 98): "Creeds, doctrines, and human hypotheses do not express Christian Science; much less can they demonstrate it." And on page 99 of the same volume she says, "Christian Science teaches only that which is spiritual and divine, and not human."

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