7. Ways That Bad Things Can Be Good
A Lighter Look at the Problem of Evil
Lecture 7 could not be reproduced here. That is because it was a multimedia exercise: the audience accepted my invitation to sing with me to the accompaniment of tapes a set of American popular songs that illustrate how bad things can be good. Persons familiar with baseball will know about the seventh-inning stretch when the crowd is asked to rise and sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” usually to the strains of a loud organ. Ten lectures are I considered more demanding than nine baseball innings partly because they are ten but mainly because they are lectures. So I thought my audience would like baseball fans appreciate a moment of respite; but the respite that I laid on cannot alas or otherwise be embodied in mere print.