Your issue of June 8 contained a letter from a clergyman...


Your issue of June 8 contained a letter from a clergyman taking issue with some of the remarks made in my letter of June 1, correcting misleading statements made about Christian Science in a report of one of his recent sermons.

It is evident from the letter that the writer is a bitter antagonist of Christian Science, or rather, of what he thinks it is. An opponent of a religion can never understand the religion he is opposing, nor can he give a reliable explanation of it to others. To understand a religion one must live it. Although a cultured scholar and an ardent religionist, Paul could not understand or explain Christianity before his experience on the road to Damascus.

The Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, which the writer condemns and claims to have read by sheer dint of "patience and perseverance," in the hands of those seeking a better understanding of God and relief from suffering, has healed and blessed untold thousands, and will continue to do so.

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November 16, 1929

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