By Lesley Hazleton
A largely popular author on faith celebrates agnosticism because the such a lot bright, engaging—and finally the main honest—stance towards the mysteries of existence.
One in 4 americans reject any association with prepared faith, and approximately 1/2 these below thirty describe themselves as "spiritual yet now not religious." yet because the airwaves resound with the haranguing of preachers and pundits, who speaks for the thousands who locate no pleasure in whittling the sweetness of life to an easy yes/no choice?
Lesley Hazleton does. during this provocative, excellent ebook, she provides voice to the case for agnosticism, breaks it freed from its stereotypes as watered-down atheism or amorphous "seeking," and celebrates it as a reasoned, revealing, and maintaining stance towards lifestyles. Stepping over the strains imposed by means of inflexible conviction, she attracts on philosophy, theology, psychology, technological know-how, and extra to discover, with interest and keenness, the very important position of puzzle in a deceptively information-rich global; to invite what we suggest via the hunt for that means; to invoke the humbling but elating viewpoint of infinity; to problem obtained principles approximately demise; and to re-evaluate what "the soul" may be. encouraged and encouraging, Agnostic recasts the query of trust no longer as an issue to be solved yet as a call for participation to an ongoing, open-ended event of the brain.
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Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto by Lesley Hazleton