In your issue of last Saturday you published a report of...

Devon and Exeter Gazette

In your issue of last Saturday you published a report of a lecture on "Early Religions," in which occurs this passage: "The cult of Æsculapius was extraordinarily like the creed of the Christian Scientists of the twentieth century."

In order that your readers may not be misled, may I point out that this statement is erroneous. Christian Scientists do not worship false gods, but rely on the divine Mind alone as the only curative Principle. Æsculapius was supposed to be the son of Apollo, "the god of medicine."

Mary Baker Eddy, in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," says, "The hosts of Æsculapius are flooding the world with diseases, because they are ignorant that the human mind and body are myths;" and again: "The human mind is opposed to God and must be put off, as St. Paul declares. All that really exists is the divine Mind and its idea, and in this Mind the entire being is found harmonious and eternal" (pp. 150, 151).

Christian Scientists are keeping the First Commandment in demonstrating the omnipresence of the one God, Mind, Spirit, Love.

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