A writer in your "What Others Think" column made a...


A writer in your "What Others Think" column made a reference to Christian Science which needs amplification. May I have a little space for that purpose?

The contributor said that in aid of agriculture "the political medicine men have prescribed a number of treatments, allopathic, osteopathic, and Christian Science." I cannot speak for allopathy or osteopathy, but I can say with assurance, that if a large measure of Christian Science were prescribed and used, the present economic situation would be quickly and effectively aided. For it is clearly seen by thinking people that the cause of the so-called depression is the absence of confidence and the presence of fear. If the teachings of Christian Science, which recognizes God as the only cause, and true supply as sufficient for every human need, were applied in solving the problem, the present food surplus might be made available to hungry people and there would be employment for all who need it.

Christian Scientists believe Jesus was the great economist. He proved his policies. When tribute money was needed, he found it. When five thousand people were hungry in a desert place, he fed them. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, explains on page 206 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," how the Master related effect to cause and need to supply: "In the scientific relation of God to man, we find that whatever blesses one blesses all, as Jesus showed with the loaves and the fishes,—Spirit, not matter, being the source of supply."

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September 9, 1933

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