Marching On

A Short while ago Professor Joad was asked what, since all the great religions come from the East, is lacking in western thought. His answer appeared in a Sunday newspaper as follows: "What is lacking is tranquillity. We are too busy altering the position of our bodies and other pieces of matter in space—that is to say, we are too busy moving about and doing things." Joad continues: "The pool cannot reflect the sky when it is troubled, and in order to commune with God our spirits must be at peace with the world. For God, it will be remembered, speaks 'in a still, small voice,' and in order to hear it we must be still and listen."

In the history of humanity there has never been greater physical activity than at present. Never have more "bodies or other pieces of matter" been moved about in space. The words "marching on," which we read and hear so often, suggest a constant stream of men and machines, and as they march on, the United Nations are becoming more closely allied in their battle plans, while the enemy disintegrates. It becomes daily more apparent that the basis for the unity of the Allies is their underlying respect for the right, based on Principle, God.

Disease Is Not True
July 22, 1944

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