The syndicated article entitled "Enemies of Society,"...

West End Leader

The syndicated article entitled "Enemies of Society," reprinted in a recent issue of your paper, contains some erroneous statements about Christian Science which I desire to correct.

It can be taken for granted that your reading public is interested in the truth about Christian Science—in what it teaches and what it does for humanity—instead of what misinformed and biased critics may say about it. Permit me to state, therefore, that Christian Science is founded on the Bible; and that it is a revival of the primitive Christianity which Christ Jesus taught and demonstrated. In other words, it is the spiritual or divinely mental method of healing which now, as in the time of the great Galilean Prophet, heals all manner of sickness and sin. Our critic, then, is obviously mistaken in describing Christian Science as "faith cure," which, as the term is generally used, means little more than blind belief. Moreover, as the practice of Christian Science does not include manipulation, the use of electricity or other material remedies, it has no similarity to chiropractic or to naturopathy, as might be inferred from the article in question.

As those who practice Christian Science rely wholly upon a correct understanding and scientific utilization of divine power, or true prayer, they do not require any special physiological knowledge of the human body. For the same reason they do not make a physical diagnosis of disease.

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In Paths of Righteousness
July 28, 1934

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