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April 21, 1900

"CHRISTIAN SCIENCE" ABSURDITIES.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(16):1009. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460160051012

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Abstract

Those who have read Mr. Purrington's book, "Christian Science, an Exposition," noticed in this week's Journal, will remember that he addressed to Mr. Carol Norton, representing the "Christian Scientists," certain questions. These the latter preferred to "shelve" at the time—they referred to Mrs. Eddy's inconsistency in claiming that her cult "removed the possibility of human and personal contention," and then resorting to the courts, and to what she or Mr. Norton would do in certain contingencies, e. g., having their heads injured by a brickbat, sitting alongside a case of confluent smallpox, etc. These, Mr. Norton, in a recent communication to the New York Sun, calls "wholly irrelevant," and designed to make the whole subject—"Christian Science" —ridiculous. As to their irrelevancy, we are not metaphysically minded enough to see it, nor can we see that they were designed to ridicule "Christian Science." There was no design about it; the fact

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