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My attention has been called to a kindly reference to Christian Science which appeared in a recent issue of your good paper. While the author of the article does not state in what way "the Christian Science church . . . does a great deal of practical good" for certain persons suffering from "imaginary ills," the context implies that the patient is "speeded up and taught to live harder, faster, more intensely."

Lest your readers gather a wrong impression of the practice of Christian Science, I offer the following statement, quoted from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 460): "Sickness is neither imaginary nor unreal,—that is, to the frightened, false sense of the patient. Sickness is more than fancy; it is solid conviction. It is therefore to be dealt with through right apprehension of the truth of being." Christ Jesus said, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

Christian Science heals by the method used by Jesus, which neither "smothered down" nor "speeded up" the patient's thoughts, but turned them to God, to Life, Truth, and Love, and to the realization that man is God's image and likeness. In Science man is understood to be eternal, spiritual, perfect, harmonious, and this spiritualization of thought brings divine Life, not disease and death, into the patient's consciousness, and thus harmony is made manifest on the body.

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