In an increasingly secular society it seems important to understand the elements of religious activity which enabled such large scale solidarity and identify the non-religious activities that have replaced them.
'At the present time I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists. However this is not entirely a matter of joy as if someone returned from physical disability to good physical health. One aspect of this is that rationality of thought imposes a limit on a person's concept of his relation to the cosmos.' John Nash
'The exceptional and special position of play is most tellingly illustrated by the fact that it loves to surround itself with an air of secrecy. Even in early childhood the charm of play is enhanced by making a "secret" out ofit.' Johan Huizinga