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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. YTEDXTTSDAY. JUXE 18, 1913.
: RELIGION ARE
I ABLY DISCUSSED
Virgil 0. Strickler of New York
Gave Excellent Talk on
HEARD BY BIG AUDIENCE
Illinois Theatre Filled With People
Who Took Advantage of Heap
ing Noted Lecturer.
In spite of the torrid weather last
evening the Illinois theatre was filled
with people who took advantage of
the opportunity to hear V. O. Strick
ler. member of the Christian Science
board of lectureship, deliver an able
address on Christian Science. Mr.
Stickler's home is in New York City,
and it was only through the special
efforts of the local church of Christian
Science that his services were secured.
George II. Sheldon presided at the
meeting and after stating briefly the
purpose of the lecture, introduced the
speaker who plunged into the depths
of his topic at once.
The thing that differentiates Chris
tian Science from other systems of re
ligion is that it both preaches the gos
pel and heals the sick. If the Chris
tum Science church did nothing more
than preach the gospc-1, It would mere
ly l.e entering a field that is already
occupied by a large number of Chris
tian churches. And the thing about
Christian Science is that it claims to
heal the sick wihout drugs, by spirit
ual means only, through the medium
The fact that Christian Science does
heal the sivk is now so well establish
ed that it is admitted even by those
who are not Christian Scientists, and
i.ome physicians are now sending their
patients whom they consider incurable
to Christian Science practitioners for
treatment. In this connection it can
be truly said that there are none who
more earnestly desire to see the sick
get well than the doctors themselves.
In almost every case the physician is
the friend of the family In which he
ministers, and when he comes face to
face with the limitations or his own
profession his grief is almost as keen
as that of the family of his patient.
Thus, the reputable physician every
where welcome anything that will re
lieve human suffering and heal the
sick. and. although t'hristiau Science
accomplishes these results by means
very different from those employed by
the doctors, every honest and sincere
physician rejoices when relief comes
to the sufferer, even though it cornea
through Christian Science.
F-Ol K TIIOlA4M irUtR IN DF.R
TIII2 DHI .;lti SV!TEM.
After 4,000 years under the drugging
system not one disease has ever been
permanently eradicated. In almost
every generation during that long per
iod of time learned men In the med
ical profession have announced new
discoveries in medicine or surgery
which they confidently asserted would
destroy disease, but. In 6p!te of all
such boasted discoveries, there are
more diseases today than there were
too years ago, and every year adds
to their number.
The question naturally presents It
self to every thoughtful person as to
how long the medical profession Itself,
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as w ell as the laity, will go on in the
belief that drugs and surgery are the
only means through which mankind
can be delivered from disease, when,
after diligently trying such means for
so many centuries, not one disease haa
been permanently eradicated, nor the
increase in the number of diseases
prevented. For the hope of mankind
there must be some better way, and
Christian Science claims to teach that
MEDICAL BELIEFS SOW CHANGING.
It is a fact that at the present tims
there is going on a great change ot
belief in the medical profession as to I
what Is the best method for healing
the sick, for the profession Is now
drifting rapidly away from the use of
drugs. A well-known physician In
New York city, of the allopathic
school of medicine, recently said that
there Is a constantly increasing num
ber of physicians, and especially
among those of the better class, who
have ceased to believe in the value or
efficacy of drugs. He said that while
many eminent physicians still main
tain that the best method for treating
the sick is to dose them with drugs,
as they have done for centuries, yet,
notwithstanding that fact, he said that
there is today a constantly growing
belief among physicians that drugs
are not really beneficial in the cure
of disease. He said that while some
doctors maintain that not more than
six or eight drugs are really beneficial,
so far as he himself was concerned.
he considered that if all the drugs in
the world but three were destroyed
it would be for the good of the human
Another physician, also of the al
lopathic school, has recently given me
a list of diseases which the doctors
now treat without administering any
drugs at all. It is astonishing to find
that this list includes many of the
most dreaded diseases, all of which
were considered by the doctors, until
a few years ago, absolutely incurable
without the use of drugs. More as
tonishing still, it is now stated with
respect to many of these diseases,
that drugs not only are not helpful
but, upon the contrary, are positively
harmful, and tend to produce fatal re
sults, for which reason he said that
the leading men in the profession had
discontinued the giving of drugs to
persons suffering from such diseases.
TRITE nr.l KilON.
People have been taught that sin
ners are to be 6aved through the min
istry of religion, but that the sick can
only be saved by medical treatment.
To find out now religion can heal
sickness and destroy sin, it is first I
necessary to understand what is re
ligion. There are many different
forms of religion, it is said that there
are more than two hundred sects of
the Christian religion alone. Every
one will concede that, at least, some
of the religious beliefs entertained by
people are erroneous, altbougu each
one believes very sincerely that his
particular belief is the true one. In
order to gain the benefits which the
bible promises shall come to true be
lievers, it is necessary to get rid of
that which Is erroneous in religious
belief and practice, and to find out
uhat constitutes true religion.
There are many who honestly think
that it makes no difference what re
ligious beliefs they entertain, so long
as they are sincere in them. A mo
ment's reflection, however, will show
that such a theory is pernicious and
destructive, for it is perfectly plain
that if a thing is not, in fact, true, no
amount of sincerity on the part of the
believer can ever make it true. No
engineer ever arrived at a correct re
sult, no matter how sincerely he may
have believed that his processes were
correct. If they were not so in fact.
With respect to many things It may
be unimportant whether the thing be
lieved is true or not, but with respect
to the things that people believe
about God. and about themselves, and
about their relationship to God, they
are vital, because it will be shown that
the things believed with respect to
these matters, become laws that are
binding upon the believer, and that
suffering, limitations, and all evil con
ditions result necessarily from erron
eous beliefs concerning these all im
Jesus said. "Ye 6hall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free." If
this statement was true, then it fol
lows by irresistible legic that the en
slaving conditions from which human
ity suffers must be due to the belief or
something that is not true. In other
words, if the time is ever to come, as
Jesus has declared that it will come,
when the knowledge of the truth shall
emancipate humanity from Its bondage
to eickne&s. sin, unhappiness, poverty,
eld age and death, such time can only
come when the knowledge of the truth
shall have displaced out of human
consciousness the be'.lef of that which
is not true. There is no escape from
Christian Science shows that it ts
the effect produced by truth, operat
ing in human consciousness, destroy
ing superstitions, false and vicious
beliefs, that must and will, some day.
emancipate mankind from bondage to
sin, disease and death.
There must be ultimate truth some
where, and when It is apprehended by
the human consciousness, it will eman
cipate those who apprehend it from
bondage to eriL Christian Science as
serts that ultimate truth concerning
God and man and their relationship Is
revealed by the Scriptures, and may
be gained by every person when the
Scriptures are rightly Interpreted.
In trying to ascertain what consti
tutes religion the Terr first subject to
be considered is that which relates to
God. Ererjxne must agree that a cor
rect understanding of God Is essential
as the foundation of religion. Any sys
tem cf religious teaching that is found
ed upon an Imperfect or erroneous
conception of God, must necessarily
fall to bring to its adherents the bo p
ana comfort for which they sock.
When w leok cbrat us and sea the
splendid fidelity of mea tad wimea to t
their religious beliefs, and then Me j
how much suffering and Hilars they j
experience, and how far short they
come of attaining the good which
they so honestly seek. It is a fair de
duction that there Is something
wrong about their understanding of
Another subject that enters into th6
religious life of all people is that of
prayer. Since prayer is the medium
through which the connection is estab
lished between the human and the di
vine. It Is therefore, of great impor
tance for every person to find out what
constitutes true prayer. What are its
characteristics, what is its nature, and
how it may be employed so as to bring
to the one who prays with certainty
the blessings which the Scriptures de
clare shall come as the restjt of true
It is stated in the 5th Chapter or
James that, "The prayer of faith shall
save the sick." There Is no ambiguity
about that language. It is not Indefin
ite cr uncertain in any particular. It
is, In fact, as positive and direct a
statement as can be made with human
language. And yet, it would seem
that one of two things must necessar
ily be true, either that statement in
the Scriptures is wholly false, or else
people ha.ve not known how to make
the prayer of faith throughout the
centuries, for, except in sporadic in
stances, the sick have not been saved
as the result of scholastic prayer. It,
therefore, becomes a subject for legiti
mate inquiry in order that it may be
determined, if possible, whether or
not that statement in the Scriptures
Through Christian Science prayer
hundreds of thousands of sick people
lave been hea'.ed. Is not this great ar
ray of proof by demonstration at
least sufficient to put every thinking
person upon inquiry, lest the Christian
Science theory of prayer may not, in
fact, be the true theory.
Every person desires to know how
to make true prayer. All people de
sire good and not evil. Since, through
Christian Science prayer, so many
people have found health, content
ment, and peace, it is plain, that soon
er or later, every thinking person will
desire to know how to pray as Chris
tian Science teaches.
Another subject about which there
is great confusion of belief, is the sub
ject of creation. It Is surprising how
many people there are who do not even
know that there are two accounts of
the creation In the Bible. The first
account is to be found in the first
chapter of Genesis, and extends down
to and includes the third verse of the
second. chapter. Beginning with the
fourth verse of the second chapter,
there follows another account that is
wholly different from the first.
In the first account, we are told that
God created the universe, and that
everything made by Him was good,
and lastly, that He created man, in
His image, and aTter His own likeness,
and that he was good; while in the
second account, we have the allegory
about God coming down to earth, and
mixing up dust and calling it man.
Then follows the story of Adam and
Eve, and the Garden of Eden, and we
are told that a deep sleep fell upon
Adam, and that then sin appeared,
and that brother murdered brother,
and from that day to this,, that the
man made of dust has been a sinner,
and has been at enmity with God.
The difference between Christian
Science and all the so-called orthodox
churches is that Christian Science ac
cepts the first account cf the creation
as true, while all of them accept the
second account as the foundation and
basis upon which they build.
Christian Science is the only system
of teaching, either religious or secular,
that even makes an attempt to explain
the difference between man and the
Adam-man, and Christian Science does
explain it and makes it perfectly plain.
I know how difficult a thing it is for
people who are unacquainted with
the teachings of Christian Science to
understand what Is meant by mental
causation. Humanity has been ac
customed through o many centuries
to consider that all causation is vest
ed in matter, that when we begin to
discuss the subject cf mental causa
tion we are dealing with something
that is unfamiliar to many. When 1
was told, that there was no intelli
gence or sensation in the human body,
I said that the thing was bo manifest
ly absurd that no intelligent person
could believe it.
It was pointed out to me that this
bedy which people worship and fear,
and which most people get down on
their knees before every day and say
to it, "Oh. body, what can I do for you
today, to keep you from hurting me?"
is composed of something over 70 per
cent cf water, and that the balance cf
it is chalk, lime, starch, potash, and
a few other things that it Is matter,
Just as truly as the ingredients of the
dirt and wood are matter.
I then learned that there could be
n0 more Intelligence or sensation ia
matter when in the form of flesh,
bones and nerves, than when In the
form of dirt or stone, which feet-
proven whenever an opiate is given
to a person, and the human mind is
put to sleep. The body may then be
cut and gashed, and the nerves lacer
ated, without the. slightest Indication
or intelligence or sensation.
I thus learned that sensation- and
intelligence do not reside In tie hu
man body apart from the human mind.
Some day, all mankind will recog
nize the lEiineas arable service that
Christian Science has performed for
the human race la making this fact
plain. For if It be true, and It Is true,
tnat sensation and intelligence do not
reside In the human body, apart from
the human mind, then I: fo.lowj ab
solutely that the human body cannot
do anything, feel anything, or La7c
anything, except that which the hu
man mind first decrees, and that by
education. Instructing and controlling
the human mind with truth, wo shiU
thereby control the body with trnti,
and the body will then be healthy and
Just as certainly as the human body
has suffered from disease and dis
cord, and has gone down in wreckage ;
In all of the ages of the past, as the ;
result of wrong mental government, :
Christian Science is proving that in i
the future the body will respond with .
health and harmony, when it shall be i
governed by "that mind which was
also in Christ Jesus."
Regardless of what any cne may
think or say to .the contrary Christian
Science has proven beyond all pos
sibfllty of successful contradiction
that the human body is not self-acting.
It is net a self-acting machine. Since !
It possesses neither intelligence ncr '
sensation in nor of itself, it can only '
act in obedience to the mentality that
governs it. j
At this point. Christian Science per-1
forms an invaluable service to man
kind by explaining how each one may
take possession of his body and gov
ern it harmoniously. Christian '
Science here declares that no one is !
under any obligation, what ever, to
allow the so-called mortal mind to '
dictate the terms End conditions upon
w-hich he may live, but upon the con
trary, that it is the right and privilege j
of every one to know the truth, end to !
dictate the truth to mortal mir.d, and
that by telling the truth to mortal ";
mind, and thereby destroying false
belief to preserve his body In health. '
. To illustrate how the body responds i
to the mentality that governs it, ob-:
serve what happens when a person '
becomes angry. Immediately, the I
functions of every Qrgan.in the body
are disarranged. The liver at once i
Degins to secrete bile, and to diffuse
it through the system, 8o that one
of the first results of a fit of anger is
that the breath becomes foul. The
heart action is also disturbed, either
being accelerated or retarded, and the
face becomes pale or flushed. Any
physician will say that many deaths
have occurred from fits of anger, and
yet anger is only a mental quality or
New, let one ask himself that, since
such results as these, which are wit
nessed daily, can arise from a sudden
wrong mental impulse, does it require
much thought to see that like evil re
sults will also occur from the ha
bitual entertainment cf a wrong men
tal quality? Is it not plain, that
hatred, and all of Its subdivisions and
by-products, such as malice, spite, re
sentment and revenge, must neces
sarily produce evil and discordant
conditions upon the .human body?
And, likewise, that every evil quality
of the mortal mind, such as dishon
esty, jealousy, greed, avarice, self-will,
fear and the like, are so many con
spirators againEt the peace and har
mony of mankind, and that until these
qualities are cast out, and are dis
placed by the qualities of that mind
"which was also in Christ Jesus,"
men and women will continue to suf
fer sin, be unhappy, and die.
Again, one man believes that if he
sleeps in a draught, he will take cold,
and it will be so. Sitting right by his
side is another man who believes that
unless he 6leeps in a draught, he will
he sick, and it will be so, and there
are two exactly opposite results fol
lowing from the same draught, not be
cause there is any power in the
draught, but because of human belier
about it; thus showing that the body
responds to whatever the human mind
believes concerning it.
Thus Christian Science is proving in
many different directions that the'
body is not self-acting, that it has no
intelligence to act and no sensation to
feel and that in every case, it obeys
and responds to the mentality that
Indeed, this fact is so plain, that
when it is once pointed out, every one
will readily observe instances to prove
it. and the more one gives heed to it.
the more it becomes plain that by
controlling one's mental state with
truth, he can thereby control his bodv,
and govern its feeling and action.
REAL, SIGNIFICANCE OF JESUS'
It then becomes easy to understand
the immense significance of the words
cf Jesus, when he said, "Ye Ehall
knew the truth and the truth shall
make you free," for when the humaa
mind is filled with truth instead of
error, the body v. iil respond with har
xeny instead of with discord. It also
becomes self-evident that humanity
nsust and will be emancipated from
bondage to sin,- sickness and death,
net through drugs, nor through re'
llance upon dead ceremonies, nor
through a blind unreasoning faith,
but through the regeneration cf the'
Is that not precisely what St. Paul
meant when he said, "Be ye trans
formed by the renewing of your
mind?" Can there be any other way
for suffering men and women to be
liberated from evil conditions, and
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of the human mind?
Regardless of what one may think
or believe concerning the doctrine of
atonement, it is plain that there can
be no such thing as vicarious regen
eration. Each individual must go
through that process for himself, and,
either here or hereafter, he will enter
into the kingdom of peace only when
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the process by means of which these
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ly, according to' its rule, healing and
regeneration must follow.
All hail the day when superstition,
and fear and false beliefs shall dis
appear; when craftiness and deceit
Ehall give place to honesty and hate to
love; when each shall love his neigh
bor as himself, and shall do unto oth
ers as he would have them do unto
him; when selfishness and greed shall
melt into mercy and brotherly kind
ness; when men shall love God in
stead of fearing Him, and sh be un
afraid to believe that He sends good
and never evil. Towards the coming
of that day Christian Science is al
ready lighting the way, and when he
day comes it will be found that sin,
disease and death have then disap
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