In an article which appeared in a recent issue of your...

Hills City News

In an article which appeared in a recent issue of your paper under the caption "Cut in Old Age Assistance," a contributor refers to Christian Science in a somewhat jesting tone in the following statement: "The old folks have already been reduced in their assistance to the point of miserable existence. What will happen after the next slash? Those in charge, we imagine, expect them to practice Christian Science—learn to live without eating. Christian Science may help you to drive away the 'blues' but it will not cure a craving appetite."

It is evident the writer has been misinformed regarding the teachings of Christian Science; otherwise this statement would not have been made. There is no cause or foundation for it. Christian Science does not play upon the imagination of its adherents. Mary Baker Eddy has written in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 254): "To stop eating, drinking, or being clothed materially before the spiritual facts of existence are gained step by step, is not legitimate."

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