In the article, "Views and Reviews. American Belief" in...

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In the article, "Views and Reviews. American Belief" in your recent issue, there is a reference to Christian Science which is a complete misdescription of that religion. In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, she writes (p. 107), "In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian Science." The practice of Christian Science is based on an understanding of these divine laws, and not on blind belief, as the article states. Further, I would add that one of the outstanding points in the teachings of Christian Science is that man does not lose his individuality through a study of this Science, but on the contrary finds it. These teachings are reinstating primitive Christianity (see Church Manual, p. 17), and in them there is neither room nor place for empty belief. I would also add that Christian Science has nothing in common with what is called new-thought.

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