Rev Dr David Hilborn considers whether the reactions of the public to the death of Princess Diana in 1997 were religious. He believes there was a religious instinct in many people even if this wasn't a Christian one.
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- 25 January 2008
The clip introduces the idea there is a 'religious instinct' in everyone, which is programmed into them. What do students think about this idea? What arguments can they come up with to support it – and what arguments to reject it? If they reject it, how might they explain the reaction to the death of Princess Diana?