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It was gracious of the writer of article "Utopia and...

Utopian News

It was gracious of the writer of article "Utopia and Our Religions," in your issue of January 4, to make such kindly comment about the growth of the Christian Science movement and its healing works. However, there are a few statements in the article that give a misleading impression of this religion.

For instance, the article is mistaken when it implies that Christian Science teaches that so-called mortal man is divine, for Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, referring to spiritual man, says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 250), "Man is not God, but like a ray of light which comes from the sun, man, the outcome of God, reflects God."

There is no relation between Christian Science and the systems to which it is compared in the article. The proposition of the allness of God, Spirit, and the consequent nothingness or unreality of matter is foundational in Christian Science and is unique among religious teachings; and it separates Christian Science from all the movements with which the article has associated it.

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November 16, 1935

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