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SOMETHING UNDERSTOOD
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SOMETHING UNDERSTOOD
Sundays 06:05-06:35
Rpt: Sunday 23:30-24:00
Each week the programme examines some of the larger questions of life by taking a spiritual theme and exploring it through music, prose and poetry.
Programme details:  Sunday 5 February 2006
'Splashes on the surface of life' presented by Susan Beattie

READING 1
Im an atheist, thank God.
Author: Luis Bunel.
Reader: Jose Ospitalis

MUSIC 1
Composer and Performer: Laurie Anderson
Album Name: Wings of Desire
Label: Mute
Album Number: CDIONIC2
Track 16 Angel Fragments

READING 2
So long as religion is only faith and outward form, and the religious function is not experienced in our own souls, nothing of any importance has happened.
Author: Carl Gustav Jung
Reader: Kasper Mikalsen

READING 3
If God made us in his own image, we have certainly returned the compliment.
Author: Voltaire.
Reader: Rob Humphreys

MUSIC 2
Album Name: Introducing the world of American Jewish Music
Artist: Richard Stoltzman
Label: Naxos
Album Number: 8.559406
Track 12 The Mirror

READING 4
God is dead: but considering the state the species Man is in, there will perhaps be caves, for ages yet, in which his shadow will be shown.
Author: Frederick Neitzche.
Reader: Kasper Mikalsen

MUSIC 3
Into My Arms
Composer: Nick Cave
Artist: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (Album name: the best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
Label: Mute
Album Number: CDMUTEL4
Track Number: 7 Into My Arms

READING 5
I was not, I was miserable. I am not.
Author: Anon (carved on a Hindu gravestone) 
Reader: Heidi Mikalsen

READING 6
God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in His arms but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos. He will set them above their betters.
Author: H L Mencken
Reader: D C Douglas

MUSIC 4
Composer: Bob Marley
Artist: Bob Marley (Album name: Legend - the best of Bob Marley and the Wailers)
Label: Island/Tuff Gong
Album Number: BMWCD1
Track Number: 11 Redemption Song


READING 7
The Tao that can be named is not the eternal Tao
Author: Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)
Reader: Heidi Mikalsen


READING 8 
Would you know our Lords meaning in this thing? Know it well: Love was His meaning. Who showed it you? Love. What did he show you? Love. Why did he show it? For Love.
Author: Dame Julian of Norwich (Revelations of Divine Love)
Reader: Jules Wilkinson

MUSIC 5

Senzenina
Artist: Black Voices (Album name: Women in (E)motion Festival)
Label: Tradition & Moderne
Album Number: TM103
Track Number: 17 Senzenina
Composer: Traditional South Africa

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