A book about beliefs, doubts and miracles and some reasons to stand up and be counted for your beliefs. Although it is an occasionally serious book it is, I hope, never earnest. Some extracts quoted on the back cover are:
‘Freudian analysis can’t achieve in ten years what the Communion service manages in twenty minutes, usually in better surroundings and set to music. In fact Freudian analysis may be fairly regarded as the rich and gullible person’s version of Communion, it’s just a pity it doesn’t work. Anyway I could never take it myself, my toilet training was wholly without incident and I never fancied my mother.’
You might not care to hear this, but running an Oxfam shop is no more honourable or ethical an occupation than running a gun shop, and I’ve done both.
‘Blind faith, which I hope is not the sort I have, might be bad, but it’s nowhere near as bad as the blind rejection of faith - which is mad.’
Published: 9 June 2015
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