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This Week - David Halperin

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J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
On November 19, 2020
David Halperin
joi1605720884519.pngns us this Thursday. His is the story of a teenage UFO investigator from the '60s who matured into a professor of religious studies specializing in the traditions of heavenly ascent. How exactly does that happen? Now's your chance to find out.

David taught Jewish history in the Religious Studies Department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill from 1976 through 2000. His perspective on UFOs is that like religion, they are a human construct that has nothing to do with space travel or life on other planets. They are alien, but instead of coming from space, they come from within our own minds, our own souls, where there’s enough alienness to fill a universe.

David sees the UFO phenomenon as a reflection of our hopes, longings, and terrors. Some of it is emerging … With messages for us? Perhaps. We just need to learn to decode them. - David Halperin

Now retired from teaching, he lives in North Carolina with his wife Rose.


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Gene has known David for more than 55 years, and he's always a great guest.
 
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