In the "Diary of a Doctor," in Saturday's Advertiser,...


In the "Diary of a Doctor," in Saturday's Advertiser, the doctor has a tilt at Christian Science. Christian Scientists might have sufficient sense of humor to appreciate the comic absurdity of the foolish, aggressive woman of the doctor's story claiming affinity, but the majority of your readers would miss the joke. The methods of Christian Science and materia medica, however, in dealing with this mental cause, are diametrically opposite. While the latter is probing the human mind or matter and its seeming effects, Christian Science trusts in divine Mind, God, "who healeth all thy diseases," to destroy the false mental belief, and so cure the body. In other words, the human mind, to which the doctor refers, cannot be both the cause and the cure: it is not the darkened human mind which heals, but the light of Truth which permeates it. This light has one source—the divine Mind—that Mind "which was also in Christ Jesus."

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November 11, 1933

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