Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday Sermon: A morality Tale 42

It might sound like a strange claim but 

The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy

(by Douglas Adams) has always been regarded to me as a morality tale. Additionally a Scientific Tale. And as such suitable ground for a suitable Sunday sermon.   Some plot points to consider

  • It teaches us that we might not be alone in the Universe
  • It proposes that the Earth may have been created by super beings - the mice in fact
  • That the Earth was created as part of a Scientific experiment no less
  • Creation of Something out of Nothing  (Infinite Improbability Drive)
  • That sometimes the Question and the Journey is more intriguing than the answer

Of course if you understand Douglas's strong convictions on religion the plot points begin to make a lot of sense.

Despite Douglas's legendary disorganisation his body of work here is exceptional and I encourage everybody to listen or perhaps re-listen the the remains of the first series.   On BBC radio of course, available globally.

Primary Phase (First book of 5) is now playing

Primary Phase Episode Guide

Future Episode Guide