Excerpts from an address by the Marquis of Lothian, at an Employees' Meeting, in Boston, October 2, 1934

I feel it a great honor that I should be allowed to address...

I feel it a great honor that I should be allowed to address the workers of the Publishing Society and The Mother Church offices tonight.

I came into Christian Science when I had already spent a very considerable period in public life. And I am convinced from my own experience that there is no solution of the social, political, and economic problems of mankind except to deal with them from the standpoint of Principle in the way that Christian Science teaches.

We have recently had very remarkable results in the conquest of time and space, but this conquest certainly means a great deal of difficulty and a great deal of social and economic readjustment for mankind. At a recent meeting of the British Association at Aberdeen in Scotland, Sir James Jeans, one of the greatest present-day physicists, said that the old idea of a mechanical and material universe was giving place to a mental universe—what we should call a mortal-mind universe; and that is a considerable advance towards the position we Christian Scientists take. You hear rumors of wars; you hear in this country about the depression; there is no doubt but that the world is still economically very sick. Now, can the human idealist solve the world's problems? The conclusion that I draw from my own experience is that it is utterly impossible for the human mind by itself to solve those problems. Why is this so?

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Requisite Footsteps
February 9, 1935

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