It is reported that in a sermon recently broadcast from...

Times of Ceylon

It is reported that in a sermon recently broadcast from Colombo a clergyman referred to Christian Science as "spiritual dope." I should like to take advantage of your columns to correct any misapprehension which might arise as a result of this misstatement.

The action of dope, or drugs, is temporarily to stimulate or stupefy the human faculties, and its continued use always results in complete moral, mental, and physical demoralization. In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says (p. 162), "Christian Science brings to the body the sunlight of Truth, which invigorates and purifies."

Christian Science, in its purpose and action, is entirely beneficent. It does not lull the human consciousness into a false sense of things, but awakens it to a realization of God as omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent good, and man in His image and likeness, as stated in the first chapter of Genesis.

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