The letter in Tuesday's Herald quotes from the Christian Science...

New Zealand Herald

The letter in Tuesday's Herald quotes from the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy; and while the quotations are, in the main, accurate, the inferences drawn from the quotations are inconsequent, as is clear to any Christian Scientist. In certain districts of rural England even today ghosts are believed in by the peasantry as actually existent. The fact of that illusive belief is quite recognized, but that belief does not give any reality to ghosts. Leading physicians today recognize that the cause of many diseases is mental and not physical, and the time is not so far distant when at least some of them will discern the universality of that fact about disease. To the Christians in Corinth Paul wrote, "The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life." None is so blind as he who will not see, and none is so dense as he who does not desire to understand. As our blessed Master himself said, "Neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead."

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