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Word is received occasionally to the effect that someone has been influenced to enter into an investment scheme or a business enterprise because the name of a Christian Scientist appears in advertising literature regarding it, or because it is recommended or mentioned by a Christian Scientist, or even by a Christian Science practitioner. It is to be remembered that not all such enterprises have turned out successfully, and sometimes those who have been so influenced seem inclined to feel that the Christian Scientists involved are somewhat responsible for the resulting disappointment.
It is to be remembered also that no project for development, stock-selling scheme, or undertaking calling for financial investment, should be regarded as entirely sound or wholly commendable merely because Christian Scientists are connected with it, or because a particular appeal is made to Christian Scientists to invest in it. Occasionally Christian Scientists are personally solicited in connection with business enterprises, and sometimes the directory of practitioners and churches in The Christian Science Journal is used as a mailing list for the literature promoting stock-selling schemes and undertakings offering opportunity for speculative investment. Such enterprises may not always be legitimate, and some of them may be impositions.
Christian Scientists usually prefer to transact business with companies which solicit no particular group of religionists, but which conduct their affairs in a conservative manner that will meet with the approval of the public generally. Before investing in response to solicitations by mail, or otherwise, directed particularly to advertised practitioners or to Christian Scientists especially, thorough scrutiny and careful investigation should invariably be given any undertaking so advertised. It is to be hoped that Christian Scientists in general will endeavor to discourage the use of lists of practitioners or others connected with our organization for the promotion of business enterprises. The advertising columns of The Christian Science Monitor offer an excellent means of bringing worthy service and products to the attention of all readers, including those who may not be especially interested in the religion of Christian Science.
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The Balance of Power
BLANCHE HERSEY HOGUE
"A new commandment"
LINDEN E. JONES
ELOISE PATTILLO HENDRICK
Awake, O Dreamer!
RUTH EVELYN GROFFMAN
JANE GARAGHTY JENKINS
JEANNETTE DURKEE KNIGHT
"Playing the game"
EARL ALBERT RUSSELL
A Christian Science period in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation "Devotional Program"...
"Devotional Period" talk over Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Network by Russell K. Odell,
"He careth for you"
"There is no disease"
George Shaw Cook
with contributions from Clark C. Stockford, John R. C. Wright, Edith Coonley Howes
Tenderness drew me to Christian Science twenty-six...
Margaret West Hill
I have countless reasons for being grateful for Christian Science
Frank M. Milburn
In Science and Health our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy...
Aleph E. Cartwright
Great gratitude is mine for the opportunity of giving the...
Daisy E. Canute
It is with deepest gratitude for Christian Science and...
Some twelve years ago I was despondent, weak, and ill
Clarice W. Wyett
It is with a heart filled with gratitude that I give this...
Irene E. Sterling
About three years ago I had an illness, which grew...
In Article VIII, Section 24, of the Manual of The Mother Church...
Rowena E. Ausfahl
I should like to relate an incident which happened some...
Duane Sewell Somervell
Home at Last
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Jesse Randolph Kellems, Walter Lippmann, Edgar Lee Hewett, Stephen C. Clark, Jr., C. E. Macartney