3.3.11 Ghosts

There’s an old Cornish litany that runs from girl isn’t ghost isn’t long legged beast is and things that go bump in the night. Good Lord deliver us. And I like to connect it. With another saying. Which I heard once from a professor of mathematics,...

3.3.12 Humor in Religion

A listener writing to me has made the comment that he felt it in bad taste to make a joke about God as I did in a former talk. And since the God I made the joke about was the God who inhabits a Christian church. Whose house it is, he said he felt that I wouldn’t...

3.3.14 Man is a Hoax

Now, I’m particularly interested in what Dr. Weaver said about the attitude of the family to children. Because we have an absolutely extraordinary attitude, in our culture and in various other cultures high civilisations to the new member of human society....

3.3.15 Parallel Thinking

One of the most surprising thing with that has happened to me in my study of Eastern philosophy over the years is to find that as I thought I was studying something that at first seemed wholly foreign to the western world. At the same time, I discovered all kinds of...

3.3.16 Play and Sincerity

It often strikes me that one of the most fascinating conventions in the world is the Proscenium arch. The arch over the stage which divides, so-called reality from play. And extraordinary effects can be produced upon any audience, when the players put them in doubt as...

3.3.17 Problems of Preaching

Anyone who talks a great deal about religion has a hard time of it not being mistaken for a preacher. A preacher is a person who tells people, including himself what they ought to do. In order to improve themselves in the world. And there’s a place for this kind...