You have long been a very helpful friend of the Christian Scientists...


You have long been a very helpful friend of the Christian Scientists and I assure you that we appreciate your tolerant and helpful attitude. When the contributor of the column "From a Sinner's Diary" observed humorously in your July 22 issue, "Christian Science is a good nerve doctor but a quack as a bone setter," she probably did not stop to think that "quack" is an unjust term to apply to Christian Scientists.

Sincerity, as you know, is characteristic of the practice of Christian Science, and a Christian Scientist undertakes tasks of healing, knowing how to employ the proper means to cope with them successfully. There have been many well-proved instances of the healing of broken bones through Christian Science, without surgical aid, in Michigan and elsewhere.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, summed up the position of Christian Scientists with boldness and transparent honesty when she wrote in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (pp. 401, 402): "Until the advancing age admits the efficacy and supremacy of Mind, it is better for Christian Scientists to leave surgery and the adjustment of broken bones and dislocations to the fingers of a surgeon. . . . However, it is but just to say that the author has already in her possession well-authenticated records of the cure, by herself and her students through mental surgery alone, of broken bones, dislocated joints, and spinal vertebrae."

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