An article appeared in your issue of August 8, under the...

Tonkawa News

An article appeared in your issue of August 8, under the title of "Mind Cure." Reference was made to Christian Science in this manner: "If the mind cure of Christian Science ... could be divorced by their unorthodox theologies they would merit a large following."

This reference might be misleading to some of your readers and is unfair to Christian Science if not explained. I am sure that you wish to be fair, and that you will permit us to make a correction.

In the first place, what is "orthodox" has been a moot question throughout the ages. It may be of interest to know that Webster's New International Dictionary contains the following on the subject of orthodoxy: "The application of the term orthodox differs. The Eastern Church early assumed the epithet 'Orthodox' as a part of its title, and it became the specific epithet of that Church, which regards all other bodies of Christian as more or less heterodox. The Protestant churches are held by the Roman Catholic Church to be not orthodox in many points. In the United States orthodox is frequently applied to those who hold the doctrine of the Trinity as distinguished from those who reject it, as the Trinitarian Congregational churches, in distinction from the Unitarian."

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