Thursday, February 02, 2006

Another English eccentric dies

This time it is a monk.

Best part:

Following a breakdown.... he underwent long-term psychoanalysis. The combination of anguish, insights received through analysis, and an acute theological mind produced a deeply personal interpretation of the Christian message which many found illuminating and helpful, though others regarded him as a menace.

His views often caused controversy. "Religious establishments invariably give me the creeps," he once confided to his readers, before informing them that: "Religion is to a large extent what people do with their lunacy, their phobias, their will to power and their sexual frustrations."

On another occasion he declared that he had received the Word of God from a Judy Garland film,

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