I have read with interest the review of "Our New Religion,"...

Times Literary Supplement

I have read with interest the review of "Our New Religion," in your issue of November 28. The reviewer states, "It must be evident that there can be no possible ground of compromise between the author and the declared Christian Scientist, who will not be able to regard this book, written in a spirit not of attack, but of simple inquiry, save as the hardest blow his faith has yet sustained."

Not one word that the author has written will have the slightest effect on the faith of the Christian Scientist, for the Christian Scientist knows that the author is only writing about his own false concept of Christian Science and its teaching. The Christian Scientist regrets that one with such a reputation for what the world calls intelligence should have so misunderstood the subject. Truly Paul has said, "The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." Mrs. Eddy, through her spiritual discernment, was able to lay bare the so-called carnal mind, and she teaches how to overcome this carnal mind with the divine Mind or the Mind of Christ.

Paul brings out very clearly that a human being seems to be composed of two natures which are always warring against each other. Christian Science reveals that the human consciousness is the arena in which the conflict between the material and spiritual, the mortal and the immortal, the unreal and the real appears to take place. The author, in speaking of Mrs. Eddy, says, "Few people have a greater capacity for allowing two contradictory propositions to lie down in the mind side by side, undisturbed and unperceived." The very reverse of this is true. Mrs. Eddy has shown clearly the method by which the mortal is put off and the immortal is put on. She writes on page 300 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "The temporal and unreal never touch the eternal and real. The mutable and imperfect never touch the immutable and perfect. The inharmonious and self-destructive never touch the harmonious and self-existent. These opposite qualities are the tares and wheat, which never really mingle, though (to mortal sight) they grow side by side until the harvest; then, Science separates the wheat from the tares, through the realization of God as ever present and of man as reflecting the divine likeness."

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