My attention has been called to an article in a recent...


My attention has been called to an article in a recent issue of the Herald-Dispatch in which, after stating that the government had decided to interest itself in pathological research, including the fight against cancer and other diseases, the writer said: "This will not please those who believe that disease is unreal. But when cancer develops, their belief, unfortunately, changes."

In case other persons might be led to believe this had reference to Christian Scientists, I should like to say, through your columns, that while they prefer for spiritual reasons to depend wholly upon God and His presence and power for their health and well-being, Christian Scientists are humanitarians; they are considerate of the beliefs of others, and grant them the same right which they claim for themselves, namely, that of selecting the method of treatment which they prefer.

No matter how difficult the condition may seem to be which requires correction, the earnest student of Christian Science holds steadfastly to his understanding of the truth of being, for he well knows that each trial of his faith in God only makes him stronger. "The more difficult seems the material condition to be overcome by Spirit, the stronger should be our faith and the purer our love" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 410). A great multitude of those afflicted with cancer, heart disease, and many other so-called serious ailments, have been healed by Christian Science treatment, and each issue of the Christian Science periodicals contains many testimonies written by those who have been healed in this manner.

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