I would much appreciate your kindness in allowing me to...


I would much appreciate your kindness in allowing me to correct the impression conveyed regarding Christian Science by the remark in a letter which appeared in the morning Leader-Post of March 18, to the effect that had one of your correspondents been a Christian Scientist he could understand "his animus against the medical profession."

Christian Science is not aggressive. It does not run in opposition to medical practitioners, and entertains no animus against the medical profession. The primary object of Christian Science is to bring to human consciousness the understanding that "God is light, and in him is no darkness at all," and of man's relationship to Him.

The standard of conduct toward one's neighbors should be based on the Golden Rule, "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them." Christian Science acknowledges the right of the individual to that method of healing which he may prefer; and in no way does it minimize the element of self-sacrifice and devotion to duty which so frequently characterizes the services rendered by self-respecting doctors. On page 151 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy writes: "Great respect is due the motives and philanthropy of the higher class of physicians;" and on page 164, "It is just to say that generally the cultured class of medical practitioners are grand men and women."

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September 3, 1932

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