I notice that your correspondent, in your issue of July...

Hastings and St. Leonards Observer

I notice that your correspondent, in your issue of July 11, takes severe exception to Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, coupling the word "Science" with "Christian." One wonders why. According to dictionary definitions the word "science" should signify "knowledge classified and made available in work, life, or the search for truth." Now the vital truths of Christianity, which your correspondent concedes are accepted by Mrs. Eddy, have been, through the teachings of Christian Science, made available to be employed in every detail of human existence, overcoming poverty, sickness, sin, and all other ills of the flesh. All the world over, the adherents of this religion are proving its name to be singularly appropriate. On page 342 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy writes: "If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not of God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident. Shall it be denied that a system which works according to the Scriptures has Scriptural authority?"

In order to prove his statements that "Science and Health is a mass of contradictions," our critic proceeds to give his own concise interpretation of what he terms the "theories" of Christian Science, by quoting isolated sentences, without their context, from our textbook, and making other statements which are not in it. This method of criticism would make any scientific work appear contradictory.

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