From Letters, Substantially as Published

At a meeting of the Aylesbury Borough Council, reported...

Buckinghamshire Herald

At a meeting of the Aylesbury Borough Council, reported in your issue of March 13 [1936], in discussing the question of premitting the Vale to be used for religious and other meetings, a councilor raised the question as to whether Christian Science is a religion or not. As your readers may be interested to know the following facts, I should be grateful if you could find space in your paper for this letter.

Christian Science teaches that healing the sick by spiritual means and salvation from sin are the result of scientific trust in God, and a correct understanding of the words and works of Christ Jesus. The human mind is not regarded in Christian Science as a curative agent.

From this it will be seen that Christian Science honors God supremely, and is therefore a religion in the fullest meaning of the word.

It should be added that Christian Scientists are entirely impartial on the question of religious meetings in public places, but it is not their practice to hold services except in their regular places of worship.

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February 27, 1937

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