Letter: Divinity in a spoon

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Sir: James Randi says he bends spoons the easy way, by sleight-of-hand, and that if I do it by "divine means" I'm choosing the hard option ("Magic chance to beat the sceptic", 9 September). I do not believe the estimated 100 million people who have experienced paranormal phenomena in their own homes, while watching me on TV or listening to my radio shows, can all be accomplished conjurors.

Perhaps, to turn Randi on his head, the apparently rather trivial phenomenon of spoon-bending has a serious purpose - to demonstrate that in all of us there burns a divine flame.


Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire