In regard to statements concerning Christian Science and...

Jewish Press,

In regard to statements concerning Christian Science and Mrs. Eddy which appeared in an article, "Modern Jonahs," in your September issue, I trust you will allow me the privilege of saying a few words. First, let me say that I concur in the sentiment of its author when he says: "Our prayer has ever been, 'Have we not all one father? Hath not one God created us?'" Christian Science iterates the same sentiment as expressed by Moses: "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord." Mrs. Eddy says (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 340): "The First Commandment is my favorite text. It demonstrates Christian Science." Christian Scientists earnestly endeavor to govern their lives accordingly, so that the brotherhood of man will be demonstrated here and now.

From the above quotations and from Webster's definition of "religion," it can be seen that Christian Science is a religion and not a cold philosophy, as was stated in the article.

The writer evidently did not understand the definition of the word "real" as Christian Scientists use it in the statement that sin, disease, and death are not real. In this particular use the definition of "real" is, "Existing intrinsically or inherently, as distinguished from seeming or apparent." Certainly, sin, disease, death, do not proceed from or express the divine nature. Therefore they are not real, eternal, but only temporal.

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