The Great Agnostic

The Great Agnostic
Author: Susan Jacoby
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2014-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780300205787
ISBN 13: 0300205783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Agnostic Book Review:

A biography that restores America's foremost 19th-century champion of reason and secularism to the still contested 21st-century public square.

Sixty five Press Interviews with Robert G Ingersoll

Sixty five Press Interviews with Robert G  Ingersoll
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780911826661
ISBN 13: 0911826661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sixty five Press Interviews with Robert G Ingersoll Book Review:

Why I Am An Agnostic

Why I Am An Agnostic
Author: Robert Green Ingersoll
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2019-12-03
ISBN 10: 9781670882363
ISBN 13: 1670882365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Am An Agnostic Book Review:

For the most part we inherit our opinions. We are the heirs of habitsand mental customs. Our beliefs, like the fashion of our garments, depend on where we were born. We are moulded and fashioned by oursurroundings. Environment is a sculptor---a painter. If we had been born in Constantinople, the most of us would have said: "There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet." If our parentshad lived on the banks of the Ganges, we would have been worshipers ofSiva, longing for the heaven of Nirvana. As a rule, children love their parents, believe what they teach, andtake great pride in saying that the religion of mother is good enoughfor them. Most people love peace. They do not like to differ with their neighbors.They like company. They are social. They enjoy traveling on the highwaywith the multitude. They hate to walk alone. (...) Belief is not subject to the will. Men think as they must. Children donot, and cannot, believe exactly as they were taught. They are notexactly like their parents. They differ in temperament, in experience, in capacity, in surroundings. And so there is a continual, though almostimperceptible change. There is development, conscious and unconsciousgrowth, and by comparing long periods of time we find that the old hasbeen almost abandoned, almost lost in the new. Men cannot remainstationary. The mind cannot be securely anchored. If we do not advance, we go backward. If we do not grow, we decay. If we do not develop, weshrink and shrivel. - Taken from "Why Am I An Agnostic" written by Robert Green Ingersoll

Freethinkers

Freethinkers
Author: Susan Jacoby
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2005-01-07
ISBN 10: 9781429934756
ISBN 13: 1429934751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freethinkers Book Review:

An authoritative history of the vital role of secularist thinkers and activists in the United States, from a writer of "fierce intelligence and nimble, unfettered imagination" (The New York Times) At a time when the separation of church and state is under attack as never before, Freethinkers offers a powerful defense of the secularist heritage that gave Americans the first government in the world founded not on the authority of religion but on the bedrock of human reason. In impassioned, elegant prose, celebrated author Susan Jacoby paints a striking portrait of more than two hundred years of secularist activism, beginning with the fierce debate over the omission of God from the Constitution. Moving from nineteenth-century abolitionism and suffragism through the twentieth century's civil liberties, civil rights, and feminist movements, Freethinkers illuminates the neglected accomplishments of secularists who, allied with liberal and tolerant religious believers, have stood at the forefront of the battle for reforms opposed by reactionary forces in the past and today. Rich with such iconic figures as Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Clarence Darrow—as well as once-famous secularists such as Robert Green Ingersoll, "the Great Agnostic"—Freethinkers restores to history generations of dedicated humanists. It is they, Jacoby shows, who have led the struggle to uphold the combination of secular government and religious liberty that is the glory of the American system.

Agnostic

Agnostic
Author: Lesley Hazleton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 0698194470
ISBN 13: 9780698194472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agnostic Book Review:

“Vital” –The New York Times Book Review “Provocative…[Hazleton] paddles the river of doubt with energy and exuberance.” –The Seattle Times A widely admired writer on religion celebrates agnosticism as the most vibrant, engaging—and ultimately the most honest—stance toward the mysteries of existence. One in four Americans reject any affiliation with organized religion, and nearly half of those under thirty describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” But as the airwaves resound with the haranguing of preachers and pundits, who speaks for the millions who find no joy in whittling the wonder of existence to a simple yes/no choice? Lesley Hazleton does. In this provocative, brilliant book, she gives voice to the case for agnosticism, breaks it free of its stereotypes as watered-down atheism or amorphous “seeking,” and celebrates it as a reasoned, revealing, and sustaining stance toward life. Stepping over the lines imposed by rigid conviction, she draws on philosophy, theology, psychology, science, and more to explore, with curiosity and passion, the vital role of mystery in a deceptively information-rich world; to ask what we mean by the search for meaning; to invoke the humbling yet elating perspective of infinity; to challenge received ideas about death; and to reconsider what “the soul” might be. Inspired and inspiring, Agnostic recasts the question of belief not as a problem to be solved but as an invitation to an ongoing, open-ended adventure of the mind.

Some Mistakes of Moses

Some Mistakes of Moses
Author: Robert Green Ingersoll
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076000499819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Some Mistakes of Moses Book Review:

Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-99), the "Great Agnostic," was the greatest freethought orator in the history of the United States. No public speaker before or since has enjoyed the reputation accorded him. After the Civil War, Ingersoll embarked upon a career as a lecturer, touring the United States to make his thoughts on religion, women's rights, and humanism known to all. Some Mistakes of Moses, one of the most popular of these lectures, is a critical examination of the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible). Ingersoll passionately believed that the alleged divine origins of the Bible were not sufficient reason for a suspension of critical judgement. His diatribe against Old Testament religion is a call for rationality, a quality sorely missing in this time of political upheaval in the world in the name of religion. Ingersoll greatly feared that when the Bible was read as truth rather than as a collection of fables, mankind would destroy itself in its attempt to follow the teachings of Moses to the letter. Ingersoll fervently believed that the most important belief one can have is belief in man. "Theology is a superstition - Humanity is a religion" - this was the credo of Robert G. Ingersoll. Now, a new generation of readers can thrill to Ingersoll's brilliant and witty rhetoric, just as great thinkers Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, Eugene V. Debs, and others did almost one hundred years ago.

Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief
Author: Joe C,Joan Eyolfson Cadham,Amelia Chester
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2013-01
ISBN 10: 9780988115705
ISBN 13: 0988115700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Belief Book Review:

Rebellion Dogs Publishing is proud to announce a 21st century daily reflection book. Beyond Belief's 2014 second printing is now available with a Foreword by Ernie Kurtz and updated links and End Notes. What are "agnostic musings"? It is not news to anyone that the war of worldviews makes for sporting debate; does an intervening God grant sobriety, serenity, wisdom and courage or is conscious contact a delusion? Sorry, while we might be as amused as anyone with this question, Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life doesn't enter this debate. Hate the game; don't hate the players. A good idea is a good idea. Why dismiss valid experience because of the beliefs that someone harbors? Beliefs aren't facts. Beyond our belief is where life is happening: chances have to be taken; processes have to be evaluated; life has to be lived. Atheists, humanists, skeptics and agnostics will feel included in these daily reflections. Believers won't feel mocked or belittled. Everyone in recovery is included. No one needs to adopt the beliefs of someone else nor deny our own beliefs to get clean and sober. Believing and belonging are not synonymous. We are well into Century 21. Anyone should feel free to doubt or believe with impunity. Everyone's experience is a valid currency. The 12 Step community has no experts. Rebellion Dogs Publishing neither canonizes nor vilifies 12 Step culture. This book draws on philosophy, psychology, entertainment, art, spiritual musings, skeptical inquiry and the uncanny wisdom of the rooms. Professional and 12&12 Member reviews: Melissa D., Clinical Psychologist, California says, "I have never seen a daily devotional book written for agnostics. I found the readings to be extremely thought provoking. I wonder sometimes since there is such talk about God at meetings, what kind of turn-off that must be for agnostics. I think this book will be very helpful to both the newcomer and the mature 12 Step member." Bob K, contributor to AAagnositca.org says, "I expected his book to be good. It's WAY, WAY better than good. The book is outstanding. Two decades of not being a 'daily reflections' kind of guy, are over. Now I have reflections worth reflecting over! Buy this book or you will suffer a horrible and painful death! Well, maybe not, but you'll be missing out on something very good." Michel D. says, "AA can, and must, adapt to changing circumstances and Bill Wilson was the first one to admit it. Unfortunately, members who have come after him are more zealous than our first members. We have seen this dogmatism in history before of course, especially in religion. This is a very slippery slope. I really like the fact that these reflections are for anyone who has an open mind. It does not cater to a specific group to the exclusion of others. " Denis K. says, "Many thanks for this great book; my Monday night group and I are having some great discussions related to the daily musings both at the group and often during the week over coffee. All of us were quickly losing interest in the local meetings; Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life gave all of us a much needed spark that has renewed our interest in the fellowship." Dr. Amy, MSW, PhD, adds, "One criticism of the 12 Step movement of course is that its dogma can be limiting-Beyond Belief seems to have addressed this. The quotes are cogent, the organization superb and the contributors are diverse." The book includes an index of over 120 topics, extensive notes and a bibliography.

How To Be An Agnostic

How To Be An Agnostic
Author: Mark Vernon
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2016-04-30
ISBN 10: 0230301444
ISBN 13: 9780230301443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How To Be An Agnostic Book Review:

The authentic spiritual quest is marked not by certainties but by questions and doubt. Mark Vernon who was a priest, and left an atheist explores the wonder of science, the ups and downs of being 'spiritual but not religious', the insights of ancient philosophy, and God the biggest question.

The Works of Robert G Ingersoll Volume II

The Works of Robert G  Ingersoll Volume II
Author: Robert Ingersoll
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2016-07-13
ISBN 10: 9781535228916
ISBN 13: 1535228911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Works of Robert G Ingersoll Volume II Book Review:

Volume 2 of 12, this book contains 4 main lectures: Some Mistakes Of Moses, Some Reasons Why, Orthodoxy, and Myth And Miracle. Each lecture has individual subjects within it.As outspoken in his day as Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens are today, ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL (1833-1899) was a notorious radical whose uncompromising views on religion and slavery (they were bad, in his opinion), women's suffrage (a good idea, he believed), and other contentious matters of his era made him a wildly popular orator and critic of American culture and public life. Legendary as a speaker-he memorized his speeches and could talk for hours without notes-and as a proponent of freethought, Ingersoll is an American original whose words still ring with truth and power today. His most important works are gathered in this 12-volume collected edition, first published posthumously in 1901.

The Best of Robert Ingersoll

The Best of Robert Ingersoll
Author: Robert Green Ingersoll
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 175
Release: 1983
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105040715174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best of Robert Ingersoll Book Review:

Robert Ingersoll was America's finest orator and foremost leader of freethinkers. Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, Eugene V. Debs, and Elizabeth Cady used to gather to hear the speeches of "the great agnostic." Roger E. Greeley has selected the best from speeches and essays of this iconoclastic orator who labored to destroy the superstition and hypocrisy of fundamentalism in America and who answered the Moral Majority in the last century. One hundred years after he advanced into the national spotlight, Ingersoll's commentaries still retain their fresh, penetrating, and witty character. His pleas for civil rights, the rights of women and children, responsible and responsive government, and individual freedom of conscience and religious belief have placed him in the vanguard of enlightened thinkers. Today the legacy of Robert Ingersoll, prophet and pioneer, merits the attention of anyone who espouses humane, liberal, rational, or agnostic opinions.

Interpretable Machine Learning

Interpretable Machine Learning
Author: Christoph Molnar
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 0244768528
ISBN 13: 9780244768522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpretable Machine Learning Book Review:

Agnostic

Agnostic
Author: Christopher Buckley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-09-16
ISBN 10: 9780899241685
ISBN 13: 0899241689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agnostic Book Review:

Specters as various as Vallejo, Szymborska, Neruda, Fidel Castro, and Groucho Marx guide and support the elegies in Christopher Buckley's new collection. A god that may or may not be there as well as politics, memory, history, popular culture, philosophy, and a good deal of arm wrestling with chance inform Buckley's on-going debate between faith and doubt, science and religion. Buckley brings his customary sense of irony and slant humor to bear on the deep inquiry into our collective fates in Agnostic.

Seven Types of Atheism

Seven Types of Atheism
Author: John Gray
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-04-26
ISBN 10: 0241199425
ISBN 13: 9780241199428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Types of Atheism Book Review:

SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A highly readable, fascinating book that jerks the debate on religion versus atheism right out of its crusted rut into the light of serious intellectual scrutiny' Observer A meditation on the importance of atheism in the modern world - and its inadequacies and contradictions - by one of Britain's leading philosophers 'When you explore older atheisms, you will find some of your firmest convictions - secular or religious - are highly questionable. If this prospect disturbs you, what you are looking for may be freedom from thought.' For a generation now, public debate has been corroded by a shrill, narrow derision of religion in the name of an often very vaguely understood 'science'. John Gray's stimulating and extremely enjoyable new book describes the rich, complex world of the atheist tradition, a tradition which he sees as in many ways as rich as that of religion itself, as well as being deeply intertwined with what is so often crudely viewed as its 'opposite'. The result is a book that sheds an extraordinary and varied light on what it is to be human and on the thinkers who have, at different times and places, battled to understand this issue.

Colonel Bob Ingersoll

Colonel Bob Ingersoll
Author: Cameron Rogers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 293
Release: 1927
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B697169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colonel Bob Ingersoll Book Review:

"Robert Green 'Bob' Ingersoll (August 11, 1833-July 21, 1899) was an American lawyer, a Civil War veteran, political leader, and orator ... during the Golden Age of Free Thought, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism. He was [among other epithets like Colonel Bob] nicknamed 'The Great Agnostic'"--Wikipedia ("Robert G. Ingersoll" viewed February 4, 2016).

The Age of American Unreason

The Age of American Unreason
Author: Susan Jacoby
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2009-02-01
ISBN 10: 1400096383
ISBN 13: 9781400096381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of American Unreason Book Review:

A scathing indictment of American modern-day culture examines the current disdain for logic and evidence fostered by the mass media, religious fundamentalism, poor public education, a lack of fair-minded intellectuals, and a lazy, credulous public, condemning our addiction to infotainment, from TV to the Web, and assessing its repercussions for the country as a whole. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

God Is Not Great

God Is Not Great
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-11-19
ISBN 10: 1551991764
ISBN 13: 9781551991764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Is Not Great Book Review:

Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as “one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time” takes on his biggest subject yet–the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.

About the Holy Bible

About the Holy Bible
Author: Robert Green Ingersoll
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 73
Release: 1894
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044024508921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

About the Holy Bible Book Review:

Why I Am an Agnostic

Why I Am an Agnostic
Author: Robert Ingersoll
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 9781481938891
ISBN 13: 1481938894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Am an Agnostic Book Review:

"For while I am opposed to all orthodox creeds, I have a creed myself, and my creed is this:Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.This creed is somewhat short, but is long enough for this life; long enough for this world. If there is another world, when we get there we can make another creed. But this creed certainly will do for this life."Robert G. Ingersoll Freethought flowered in the United States in the latter half of the 19th century, and its best known advocate was Robert Green Ingersoll, a lawyer and Civil War officer, who travelled the continent for 30 years, speaking to capacity audiences. Although his repertoire included lectures on Shakespeare, Voltaire and Burns, the largest crowds turned out to hear him denounce the bible, and religion. As outspoken in his day as Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens are today, ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL (1833-1899) was a notorious radical whose uncompromising views on religion and slavery, women's suffrage, and other contentious matters of his era made him a wildly popular forward thinking orator and critic of American culture and public life. Legendary as a speaker - he memorized his speeches and could talk for hours without notes - and as a proponent of freethought, Ingersoll is an American original whose words still ring with truth and power today.

Why I Am an Agnostic

Why I Am an Agnostic
Author: Robert Green Ingersoll
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2017-04-29
ISBN 10: 9781546350644
ISBN 13: 1546350640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Am an Agnostic Book Review:

Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 - July 21, 1899) was an American lawyer, a Civil War veteran, political leader, and orator of the United States during the Golden Age of Free Thought, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism. He was nicknamed "The Great Agnostic".

Why I Am an Agnostic

Why I Am an Agnostic
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2017-04-24
ISBN 10: 9781545553244
ISBN 13: 1545553246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Am an Agnostic Book Review:

Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 - July 21, 1899) was an American lawyer, a Civil War veteran, political leader, and orator of the United States during the Golden Age of Free Thought, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism. He was nicknamed "The Great Agnostic".