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In a recent issue of your paper appears a partial review...

Kutztown Patriot

In a recent issue of your paper appears a partial review of a book in which the writer refers to "Christian Science as a curious mixture of inconsistent idealism."

There is no question but that Christian Science is founded upon the Bible, particularly the teaching and practice of Christ Jesus, which all loyal Christian Scientists are trying to follow. Just why should any religionist allege that Christian Science is inconsistent in any respect when large numbers, including ministers, judges, lawyers, and doctors, are ready to testify that its teaching and practice are more consistent with those of Christ Jesus than any other that they have come across? My interest lies in the prevention of public misrepresentation of a religion of world-wide recognition and acceptance.

The author of the book was not a Christian Scientist, and did not comprehend its teaching. An erroneous statement based on a lack of information serves no useful purpose. Neither will disparaging remarks about another's religion improve one's own. The test Christ Jesus gave is much better, namely, "By their fruits ye shall know them."

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