The statement the committee made that money spent...

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The statement the committee made that money spent on Christian Science treatment is sometimes "unsound, dangerous, and wasteful," could just as well be applied to treatment by medical doctors and more aptly so had the patient persisted in continuing unsuccessful medical treatment instead of being healed in Christian Science. The report goes on to claim that present legislation does not protect the public from unqualified practitioners because their standard is not so high as it is for the medical practitioners.

Also it says, "While religious healing is able to accomplish beneficial results in some conditions, it may be harmful when practiced by those unable to diagnose disease, especially when it is held that disease is an illusion." The standard for practice in Christian Science is of the highest order. It is not gauged materially, for its practice is not on a material but a spiritual basis. The teaching of Christ Jesus is the goal to which every earnest Christian Scientist aspires and the standard by which he practices.

On this subject Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder and Leader of Christian Science, says in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 366), "In order to cure his patient, the metaphysician must first cast moral evils out of himself and thus attain the spiritual freedom which will enable him to cast physical evils out of his patient; but heal he cannot, while his own spiritual barrenness debars him from giving drink to the thirsty and hinders him from reaching his patient's thought,—yea, while mental penury chills his faith and understanding."

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November 5, 1932

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