In a clergyman's syndicated articles which appear daily...


In a clergyman's syndicated articles which appear daily in your columns, it seems that he repeats very frequently the same question from some "enquirer" asking his views concerning Christian Science. This reverend doctor takes an undue advantage of his position as a syndicate writer to systematically assail what he thinks Christian Science to be, and his criticisms are not only an imposition upon Christian Scientists but are also an imposition upon your readers. In his recent article, he attempts to show the weakness of Christian Science because of its denial of "the most obvious realities of human experience." Christian Science does not deny reality to God's creation; it does, however, teach that evil of every name and nature is impermanent and unreal from the standpoint of the divine Mind, God, and that evil must, therefore, disappear from human experience in proportion as men express that Mind "which was also in Christ Jesus." When the critic states that there are some "foundamental philosophical errors in Christian Science which must be eradicated if the system is to become permanent," he merely gives his human opinion of it. The fact is that Christian Science has already become permanently established throughout the earth. Of the revelation of Christian Science Mrs. Eddy has written: "No human pen nor tongue taught me the Science contained in this book, Science and Health; and neither tongue nor pen can overthrow it. This book may be distorted by shallow criticism or by careless or malicious students, and its ideas may be temporarily abused and misrepresented; but the Science and truth therein will forever remain to be discerned and demonstrated" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 110). The clergyman refers "enquirer" to a book on the subject of "Modern Religious Cults," where, he states, "fair" information may be obtained as to Christian Science. If one really and sincerely wished to know the truth about geometry or surveying he would scarcely select a disbeliever in these subjects for his information; he would naturally go to the accredited textbooks on geometry and surveying. Any earnest seeker for truthful information about Christian Science would likewise obtain the textbooks on the subject, which are the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."

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