By Lesley Hazleton
A largely favorite author on faith celebrates agnosticism because the such a lot bright, engaging—and eventually the main honest—stance towards the mysteries of existence.
One in 4 americans reject any association with geared up faith, and approximately half these lower than thirty describe themselves as "spiritual yet no longer religious." yet because the airwaves resound with the haranguing of preachers and pundits, who speaks for the hundreds of thousands who locate no pleasure in whittling the beauty of lifestyles to an easy yes/no choice?
Lesley Hazleton does. during this provocative, very good 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 traces imposed through 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 international; to invite what we suggest by means of the hunt for which means; to invoke the humbling but elating viewpoint of infinity; to problem acquired principles approximately dying; and to reassess what "the soul" should 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 experience of the brain.
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Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto by Lesley Hazleton