Your issue of March 25 last contained a news item from...

Free Press Prairie Farmer

Your issue of March 25 last contained a news item from Cape Province, South Africa, concerning a man (alleged to have been a Christian Scientist), who had passed on from the effect of the venom of a deadly snake to which he had intentionally exposed himself.

For the information of your readers, permit me to point out that if, as stated, the person concerned believed "that snake venom would cure him of tuberculosis," it should be quite obvious that he could not have been employing and depending upon the Christian Science method of healing, namely, spiritual means. Christian Scientists effectively utilize their understanding of spiritual truth or law for protection and for healing when the need arises. It can be rightly concluded, therefore, that the designation "Christian Scientist" has been incorrectly used in the case under consideration.

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