The marvelous thing is that for thousands of years people have continued questioning and searching and ultimately concluding that reasons for certain occurrences are not given to man to know.
Why do people embrace God? In my opinion, belief in God and an afterlife is a necessary extension of man's need to feel that this life does not end with what we call death.
I suppose you could sum up the religious aspects of my boyhood by saying it was a time of life when I was taught the difference between right and wrong as it specifically applied to Catholicism.
My belief in God is responsible for what I am... How can I refuse to talk about something which is so much a prt of my life both as a man and as a actor?
Finally, when the money was high enough, the script suddenly revealed itself as being very clear to me.
My opposition to the Vietnam War. I was the first Hollywood actor to speak out against it.
Compared to today's salaries, our cut was minuscule but it was very good for the time.
I was studying American politicians who were searching - allegedly - for American communists because it would put them on the front pages of the papers in their home towns.
Audience response to The Man From U.N.C.L.E. back in the '60s - well, I was frankly surprised by the show's success and the attendant publicity for David and myself.
Man has always needed to believe in some form of a continuity of achievement.
You see, some non-Catholic friends of mine have questioned the depth of my faith because of the fact that I have a good education.
I sincerely believe I could have wounded up in a lot of trouble if I had not been taught as a boy to fear Hell, and to believe that certain wicked acts could lead me to damnation.
In the beginning, fear was the dominant motivating force.
My childhood beliefs became so much a part of me that even today I find myself automatically living by a personal standard of conduct which can only be explained as resulting from my religious training.
For example, I tend to personally reward myself for specific acts of exceptional discipline.