Is it spiritualism? Listen to the words of wisdom. “Believe in God, believe also in me; or believe me for the very works sake.” Now then his works are but the result of superior wisdom which can demonstrate a science not understood: hence it were a doubtful proceeding not to believe him for the work’s sake.
The above we clip from a communication in the Courier, setting forth the marvellous healing (?) powers of Dr. P. P. Quimby. The expression—“superior wisdom which can demonstrate a science not understood”—sounds wise enough to be very foolish, and deep enough to be exceedingly shallow. The “not understood” is doubtless true, as all will say who know the Doctor. P. P. Quimby compared to Jesus Christ!! What next!
[Published Date: Saturday, November 8, 1862; Paper: Portland Daily Advertiser (Portland, ME); Volume: XXXII; Issue: 265; Page: 2.—Ron Hughes.]