I will appreciate the editorial courtesy of your columns...

Dallas Morning News

I will appreciate the editorial courtesy of your columns to correct any false impressions concerning Christian Science which may have arisen from the reading of an article published in the Dallas News on July 12 [1936]. The author includes Christian Science in a list of "newly introduced American cults" containing the names of several religious beliefs which are closely identified with foreign countries, obviously implying that Christian Science is a foreign religion, "newly introduced" into the United States, rather than a purely American outgrowth of true idealism.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science and the Founder of the Christian Science church, was a New England woman, born and reared in New Hampshire, of pure American stock. Mrs. Eddy herself states that "thirty years ago (1866) Christian Science was discovered in America" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 181), at a time when she was living in Swampscott, near Lynn, Massachusetts; and The First Church of Christ, Scientist, was established in Boston, Massachusetts, a city long considered the very hub of the intellectual life of this continent.

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