A London dispatch, published in your recent issue under...


A London dispatch, published in your recent issue under the heading "Christian Scientists will Cooperate with Doctors in England," has misinformed your readers. I shall therefore appreciate space in your esteemed columns for this letter of comment and refutation. Genuine Christian Scientists everywhere, and by that term I refer to members of the Church of Christ, Scientist, founded by Mary Baker Eddy, have not departed from the spiritual practices and precepts of their religion as set forth in as succinct statement by Mrs. Eddy when she writes, "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 494). Christian Scientists are pleased to cooperate with medical doctors on matters relating to quarantine and health regulations sanctioned by state laws; but Christian Scientists in England and elsewhere have no desire or intention to cooperate with medical doctors after the manner indicated in your dispatch; that is to say, they do not approve, nor have they at any time "approved a policy of cooperation with medical science" for the purpose of healing the sick. The practice of Christian Science admits of no fusion with physical therapy or material remedies.

The report you have copied from the London Daily Express was supplied to that newspaper by persons unaffiliated with The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, or its branches. It is to be observed that such a report simply illustrates a misleading form of opposition to the Christian Science movement as founded by Mary Baker Eddy.

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