Your issue of March 20 contained a letter from a clergyman...

in the kerrobert Citizen

Your issue of March 20 contained a letter from a clergyman taking issue with some of the statements in my letter of March 8 correcting misleading statements about Christian Science, in a published report of his sermon of February 24.

The clergyman says he believed the statements made by him were authentic because he quoted from a lecture. Undoubtedly he did, but it must be evident that an opponent of Christian Science, such as the lecturer in question is, cannot be looked upon as an authority on the subject. To take sentences, and even parts of sentences, out of their context, and give garbled quotations as authority, is manifestly unfair and is sure to convey false impressions. Even the Holy Bilbe could be presented in a false light by such a method.

It is utterly impossible for an opponent of a religion to understand the religion he is opposing or to explain it to others. Paul, for example, before his conversion, although an ardent religionist, was not and could not at that time be a reliable exponent of the Christian religion.

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