My attention has been called to the religious outlook...

Daily Telegraph

My attention has been called to the religious outlook column of your paper of Saturday last, in which is reprinted a paragraph contributed to the London Evening Standard by a clergyman, who complains that "in most Anglican churches the women outnumber the men by two or three to one." This condition seems to cause the reverend gentleman some uneasiness, and, in order to mitigate this humiliating confession, he casts about to find some church which is even worse, and adds: "The largest percentage of women is, I am told, in the Christian Science churches." In the London Sunday Chronicle, Mr. Beverley Nichols, in describing a visit which he paid to a large Christian Science church in London, uses these words: "The most surprising thing about the congregation was its youth. There were hundreds of young men in it." From the astonishment expressed, it is probable that Mr. Nichols had been told something similar to that which had reached the clergyman's ears, but he was not satisfied with rumors, and did the only sensible thing—he went to see for himself. Christian Science is a religion which makes no difference between the sexes, allowing women equal rights in every way with men. That it has good authority for so doing is evidenced by the instruction of the Apostle Paul to the Galatians: "For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus."

The Surrender to Love
May 23, 1936

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