From Hoyle's book, <U>Home Is Where the Wind Blows</U>, pages 415-416:
"I purposely don't want to make God too remote--nothing like the awesome God of the ancient Hebrews--because I don't believe that concept is right, impressive as it may be. ... A mistake of all fundamentalist religions is that their gods have no sense of humor. This is because fundamentalist religions are maintained over long periods by ritual, and ritual, in its very nature, has no sense of humor."
I like that passage a lot (for brevity, I left out a retelling of a Spanish anecdote on humor and disrespect). Doubt the Big Bang cosmology though he did, Sir Hoyle was no fool!
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