In your issue of Nov. 13 a correspondent classifies Christian Science...

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In your issue of Nov. 13 a correspondent classifies Christian Science with "Rosicrucianism and other cults." For the information of your readers please allow me to say that Christian Science does not belong in the same category with Rosicrucianism. One is based on material things; the other on spiritual.

The encyclopedia describes Rosicrucianism as utilizing "the technicalities of chemistry (alchemy), and the sciences generally, as media through which to make known their opinions, there being a flavor of mysticism or occultism promotive of inquiry and suggestive of hidden meanings discernible or discoverable only by adepts." Christian Science, on the other hand, is pure religion. Mrs. Eddy says in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 269): "The testimony of the material senses is neither absolute nor divine. I therefore plant myself unreservedly on the teachings of Jesus, of his apostles, of the prophets, and on the testimony of the Science of Mind. Other foundations there are none."

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