Lin Yutang: The Importance of Living

Lin Yutang (1895–1976) was a Chinese writer, translator, linguist, inventor and philosopher.

“The Importance of Loafing” is chapter 7 of the book titled “The Importance of Living”. Various versions can be downloaded from here:

An illustrated pdf version of this chapter is available here:
lin-yutang-loafing-illustrated (10Mb)




Richard Kearney: Anatheism


How atheists can still believe in God (15 mins)

anatheistic-excarnation-philosophy-the-end-of-god-the-us-and-depression (pdf profile)

After Atheism: New Perspectives on God and Religion, Part 1 (audio link missing, 54 mins)

Richard Kearney’s personal website



PhiloSophia event, Nov 2015



David Tacey

This post collects links relating to writings of Australian author David Tacey.

BLB – Beyond Literal Belief

Introduction and first chapter of Beyond Literal BeliefBLBsamplechapter

Amazon link to Religion as Metaphor: Beyond Literal Belief: Amazon link BLB

Tacey talking about BLB at the book launch in 2015: book launch BLB (2 mins)

Full video of book launch: full book launch BLB (41 mins, Tacey speaks from 20 mins in)

The Spirituality Revolution


Full book: David Tacey-The Spirituality Revolution- The Emergence of Contemporary Spirituality (2004)



Interview by Paul Bishop:
1 David Tacey part one GODS & BELIEF (6 mins)
2 David Tacey part two SPIRITUALITY (4 mins)
3 David Tacey part three DEATH BY LANDSCAPE (6 mins)
4 David Tacey part four DENIAL & SUFFERING (6 mins)
5 David Tacey part five ART & SACRIFICE (6 mins)
6 David Taceypart six RESPONSIBILITY & CREATIVITY (6 mins)
7 David Tacey part seven LEARNING FROM FIRE (2 mins)
8 David Tacey part eight LOVE & THE AUSTRALIAN CHARACTER (5 mins)
9 David Tacey part nine THE TERROR OF ART (6 mins)

 JMS 2015: Dialogue between David Tacey and Laurence Freeman (1 hour, commences with discussion of “self”)




Daniele Bolelli: Create Your Own Religion

A text copy of the book is available here:


A PDF copy of Chapter 8 is available here:

An excellent article on Bolelli’s personal life here:

Daniele Bolelli opens up to FEMAIL

From the above article, the warrior face of Bolelli:

He’s pretty “hot” (as they say these days) for a man in his early 40s.