In your issue of the twentieth ultimo there appears a...

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In your issue of the twentieth ultimo there appears a review of a new book entitled "The Riddle of Life," wherein it is said: "Another discarded explanation [of the nature of evil and suffering] is that offered by Christian Science, which gets rid of the problem by simply shutting its eyes and denying the reality of evil altogether. In the language of the new psychology it is 'a regression into fantasy.' "

May I state that Christian Science, far from "shutting its eyes" on evil, definitely destroys evil; and many thousands of people have testified to having experienced its regenerating power in the healing of both sin and disease. To refer, therefore, to Christian Science as a "regression into fantasy" is entirely beside the mark.

The bishop's criticism of the teaching that evil is unreal is met by the statement of Christ Jesus himself, that the devil (evil) "abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him;" for, obviously, that which is untrue cannot be real.

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