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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