Christian Science
by Mark Twain

Twain smashes Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy with a sledge hammer, squashing her like a bug, killing her immediately with the first stroke. Then he smashes her remains about a hundred times more. He is more respectful toward her religion than toward her character. He shows that Mrs. Eddy's writing style is so different from the writing in Science and Health with a Key to the Scriptures that she could not have written it. He gives her credit for being a genius at business and organization. He proves that she is a liar by reprinting her words.

The book ends with a challenge to Christian Science to bridge the gap left by all other Christian denominations between private and public morality.

Year Read: 1999

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