Religious Discussions on Shipboard

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Religious Discussions on Shipboard is an article written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in Light on 11 september 1920.

Religious Discussions on Shipboard

Light (11 september 1920, p. 292)


Religious Discussions on Shipboard.

Sir A. Conan Doyle writes as follows from S.S. "Naldera," under date August 25th:—

"It was stated yesterday that 'Never since the P. & O. Company was founded has there been so much religious discussion upon a ship.' It is not rancorous discussion, but rather the clearing up of difficulties.

"Last night I addressed two hundred and eighty first-class passengers, with Parsees, Mahomedans, Buddhists, and men of all persuasions, including the Christian Bishop of Kwang-Si, a most excellent prelate, far more human and broad minded and intelligent than most ecclesiastics. It was a classic sea, for we could see the island where St. Paul was driven by Euroclydon to the south of Crete.

"All went excellently. On Friday I am to address the second-class passengers — in the Red Sea in August! — so I will have a warm time, in fact it is a bad case of Sweated Labour. But it is worth anything, for I find the whole world yearning for knowledge and not knowing how to get it, or how to distinguish the true from the false. We want more philosophy and fewer phenomena now, though the good medium is still the necessary starting point."