By way of correcting any erroneous impression that may...

Evening Mail

By way of correcting any erroneous impression that may have been conveyed by a clergyman's answer to the question, in your recent issue, "What is your honest opinion of Christian Science and its Founder?" this letter is submitted. It is evident that the clergyman has not given either the time or the study to Christian Science that he has to the many other subjects which he answers with such facility. For instance, the clergyman finds fault with Mrs. Eddy's teaching that evil in all its forms is unreal. It should not be necessary to point out to our friend the distinction between what is real in absolute Being and what is unreal. This distinction, elucidated by Christian Science, is now admitted by many of the most intelligent and thoughtful people. For instance, President Coolidge, in his address of Febrary 23, 1926, said: "Envy, malice, uncharitableness, class jealousies, race prejudices and international enmities are not realities. ... They are only the fictions of unenlightened comprehension."

The term "reality" is used in Christian Science to denote all that belongs to the spiritual realm, the eternal, unchangeable creation of God; while "unreality" signifies the temporal, ever changing conditions which are apparently visible to the physical senses. Paul made this distinction when he said: "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."

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