A letter printed in the February 16 issue of your paper,...

Iowegian and Citizen

A letter printed in the February 16 issue of your paper, under the heading "Christian Science Lecture Reviewed," although apparently written without intentional misrepresentation of Christian Science, nevertheless conveyed to your readers wrong impressions of that religion, and I should like to correct at least a few of the misleading statements it contained.

Much of what your contributor wrote on the subjects discussed was of course given from a viewpoint foreign to Christian Science, and consequently distorted the meaning of certain statements made by the lecturer from whose discourse he quoted. First of all, it should be understood that underlying the Christian Science lecture reviewed in your columns, as well as all lectures on Christian Science by members of the Board of Lectureship of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, is the great fact of God's allness as Spirit and the consequent nothingness of matter. God, Spirit, being All, it is self-evident that matter, Spirit's opposite, can have no actual existence and that its asserted existence must be fictitious—a false belief of mortals.

"Blessed are they that mourn"
October 12, 1929

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