In his daily column, Arthur Brisbane does not always...

Boston American

In his daily column, Arthur Brisbane does not always avoid conflict with ascertained facts. An instance is furnished by his statement last week that "no faith cure will cure you if there is anything really the matter with you. It won't cure a broken leg, an aching tooth, or a cancer." Although Christian Science healing is more than is commonly called faith cure, any reader of the foregoing statement and its context could easily apply it to the practice of this religion. And one of Mrs. Eddy's definitions of effective prayer is "an absolute faith that all things are possible to God" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 1). So I ask opportunity for the following comment.

The fact that Christian Science has cured sufferers from any and all of the common diseases is proved by the combined testimonies of many thousands of persons whose ability to describe their experiences and whose truthfulness is beyond question. Among these witnesses are a good many persons now or formerly engaged in the practice of medicine. For instance, on February 9, 1926, in the British House of Commons, a member who is well known as a physician (Dr. Drummond Shiels of Edinburgh, Scotland) spoke of "wonderful cures" effected by Christian Science, "which I have seen myself and know." This quotation is from the official report of Parliamentary Debates. And I submit to readers of the Boston American that positive testimony from such witnesses should be regarded as more convincing than any amount of mere disbelief.

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