While Christian Science and mental healing were discussed...

Sunday Journal

While Christian Science and mental healing were discussed in a friendly, kindly way in the installment of the novel, "Sing Sing Nights," which appeared in your paper of February 17, I believe your readers would get the impression that Christian Science and mental healing are similar. The term "mental healing" includes probably all methods of mental healing except Christian Science; and to this extent the reference to Christian Science and mental healing is correct. The further consideration of these subjects, however, in the article in question would give the reader the impression that Christian Science and mental healing are in agreement, that the great "germic principle underlying all nature" is "that mind is more powerful than anything else in universe." Christian Science and mental healing differ fundamentally at this point, because Christian Science designates the divine Mind as the only mind and power and excludes the human mind as a factor in healing, while mental healing makes no such distinction. Christian Science declares that the human mind is the cause of all the ills of the flesh, and that the divine Mind alone heals this so-called mind of all its ills, through the realization of the integrity and truth of the divine Mind as the only reality; and the consequent unreality of the human mind and its concomitants, sin, sickness, and death.

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