One cannot help regretting that your correspondents...


One cannot help regretting that your correspondents "Freethinker" and "Twentieth Century" had not acquainted themselves correctly with what Christian Science teaches before denouncing this religion and its followers. The quotation from the Christian Science textbook is incorrect, and it is very evident from both their letters that they are unaware of the fundamentals of Christian Science.

The time has gone by when adverse criticism and denunciation of fellow Christians will carry any weight except to emphasize one's own spiritual bareness. The strong point about Christian Science teaching is that it does offer tangible proofs that it heals both sin and sickness. And no one need accept Christian Science without proving for himself in some measure the truth of what it teaches.

One of your correspondents says that Christian Science teaches that, "if we see a horse and believe it to be a cow, then it is a cow," and "if we see a man ill treating his wife and we believe he is caressing her, then he is caressing her." It has been frequently remarked that the ever increasing body of Christian Scientists draws to its ranks men and women of a high standard of intelligence. Can your correspondents seriously believe that such puerilities as the above would interest and hold the enthusiastic interest (which Christian Scientists evince for their religion) of any thinking man or woman among them? In many cases these people sought peace and health through many channels, but not until they took up the study of Christian Science was the much longed-for spiritual peace and healing attained.

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