Letters to the Press from Christian Science Committees on Publication

J. Lingen Wood, Committee on Publication for British Columbia, Canada The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver

I enjoyed an article in your Sunday magazine section, "The Eternal Limerick," by one of your good staff writers, and, while agreeing with him that "the limerick can be a mordant and unkind device," I also feel that sometimes a limerick can be taken too seriously and thus convey a wrong impression. The reference that was made to Christian Science, although not unfriendly, might be considered as being in the latter category.

Christian Science is based on the Bible teaching that God is All, "I am the Lord, and there is none else" (Isa. 45:6), and that all He made is good, "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good" (Gen. 1:31). It is a spiritual understanding of these facts rather than a blind faith in them which Christian Science teaches is necessary to heal the sick permanently. This understanding may be gained through progressive stages, commencing with belief, thence through faith to spiritual understanding. The textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, states (p. 297), "Until belief becomes faith, and faith becomes spiritual understanding, human thought has little relation to the actual or divine."

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