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From the February 1885 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"I like some things about Christian Science," said a lady to a Scientist recently; "but it is too radical." "Take away its radical part and there is nothing left;" was the reply. History repeats itself. "You are too radical," growled the tyrant king to his nobles when they with mailed hand won from him Magna Charta, the great corner-stone of Anglo-Saxon liberty.

"You are too radical," was the cry raised by pope and priest when the lion-hearted Luther battled against the corruption of the Church of Rome and laid the foundation of Protestantism. "You are too radical," was spoken again and again in condemnation of Chas. Sumner and Wendell Phillips, as they, with zealous labor and irresistible eloquence, warred against Southern slavery.

As the Truth of Christian Science strips mask after mask from the concealed face of Error; as "laws of health" and "the curative properties of medicine" are found to rest on a basis of falsity, its constant whine will be, "You are too radical."

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