Your issue of the 4th inst. contains a report of a meeting...

Eastern Daily Press

Your issue of the 4th inst. contains a report of a meeting of the Student Christian Movement, in which a speaker classifies Christian Science with spiritualism and calls it superstition. These statements are incorrect. The Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, contains a chapter of nearly thirty pages entitled "Christian Science versus Spiritualism." One sentence in this chapter reads (p. 83), "Between Christian Science and all forms of superstition a great gulf is fixed, as impassable as that between Dives and Lazarus." Again on page 353 of the same book we read: "The age has not wholly outlived the sense of ghostly beliefs. It still holds them more or less. . . . We must give up the spectral at all points. We must not continue to admit the somethingness of superstition, but we must yield up all belief in it and be wise."

The phenomenal growth of Christian Science is not due to any mysticism or superstition in its teachings, but to the fact that it offers to all people under all circumstances a practical and demonstrable religion.

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