The December 21 issue of the New York Times carries a...

New York Times

From Letters, Substantially as Published

The December 21 issue of the New York Times carries a report of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Neurological Institute of New York. In his address the principal speaker said some very nice things concerning Christian Science. We are grateful for this. Reference was made, however, to Christian Science as "Eddyism," which description is inexact. Concerning the origin of Christian Science, Mrs. Eddy wrote in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 126): "I have demonstrated through Mind the effects of Truth on the health, longevity, and morals of men, and I have found nothing in ancient or in modern systems on which to found my own, except the teachings and demonstrations of our great Master and the lives of prophets and apostles. The Bible has been my only authority."

The speaker intimated that the success of Christian Science was due to the impulsions of psychoneurosis. One will find great difficulty in supporting this assumption. It is impossible to endow error with the harmonious characteristics of Truth and good. We read in the Scriptures, "Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?"

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