Why I Am an Agnostic

Why I Am an Agnostic
Author: Clarence Darrow
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2013-10
ISBN 10: 9781258993719
ISBN 13: 1258993716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Am an Agnostic Book Review:

This is a new release of the original 1929 edition.

Why I Am an Agnostic

Why I Am an Agnostic
Author: Saladin,William Stewart Ross,Joseph Taylor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 1889
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:40861173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

Why I am an Atheist

Why I am an Atheist
Author: Bhagat Singh
Publsiher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-08-15
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I am an Atheist Book Review:

A discussion with a friend soon turned into a matter of self-assessment, leading to this discourse on why Bhagat Singh chose to be an atheist. Even in the face of death at a very young age, with uncanny observations and sharp questions, he forces us to re-think our foundations to faith in god.

Why I Am an Agnostic and Other Essays

Why I Am an Agnostic and Other Essays
Author: Clarence Darrow
Publsiher: Freethought Library
Total Pages: 109
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015038430933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Am an Agnostic and Other Essays Book Review:

"In these wide-ranging essays, Darrow attacks beliefs in the inerrancy of the Bible, the immortality of the soul, miracles, and heaven as being completely at odds with human experience and science. The life best lived, Darrow contends, is one that is ruled by reason, uncluttered by dogmatism, and aided by compassion for our fellow human beings." -- Publisher's description

Lectures Why I Am An Agnostic

Lectures   Why I Am An Agnostic
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
Publsiher: Reprint Services Corporation
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2007-12-21
ISBN 10: 0781223539
ISBN 13: 9780781223539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God

Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God
Author: Frank Schaeffer
Publsiher: Regina Orthodox Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-11-07
ISBN 10: 9781928653998
ISBN 13: 1928653995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God Book Review:

Caught between the beauty of his grandchildren and grief over a friend's death, Frank Schaeffer finds himself simultaneously believing and not believing in God--an atheist who prays. Schaeffer wrestles with faith and disbelief, sharing his innermost thoughts. He writes as an imperfect son, husband and grandfather whose love for his family, art and life trumps the ugly theologies of an angry God and the atheist vision of a cold, meaningless universe.

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.

Why I Am an Atheist Including A History of Materialism

Why I Am an Atheist   Including  A History of Materialism
Author: Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Publsiher: Amer Atheist Press
Total Pages: 56
Release: 1991
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000027246622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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What If I m an Atheist

What If I m an Atheist
Author: David Seidman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN 10: 1582704066
ISBN 13: 9781582704067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What If I m an Atheist Book Review:

A guide to atheism and nonbelief shares counsel on the challenges of questioning the views of one's upbringing, establishing beliefs about religion and spirituality, and addressing the practical aspects of managing religious occasions.

Absurdities of the Bible and Why I Am an Agnostic

Absurdities of the Bible and Why I Am an Agnostic
Author: Clarence Darrow
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012-05-12
ISBN 10: 9781477459782
ISBN 13: 1477459782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Absurdities of the Bible and Why I Am an Agnostic Book Review:

Why am I an agnostic? Because I don't believe some of the things that other people say they believe. Where do you get your religion, anyway? I won't bother to discuss just what religion is, but I think a fair definition of religion could take account of two things, at least, immortality and God, and that both of them are based on some book, so practically all of it is a book. As I have neither the time nor the learning to discuss every religious book on earth, and as I live in Chicago, I am interested in the Christian religion. So I will discuss the book that deals with the Christian religion. Is the Bible the work of anything but man? Of course, there is no such book as the Bible. The Bible to made up of 66 books, some of them written by various authors at various times, covering a period of about 1,000 years -- all the literature that they could find over a period longer than the time that has elapsed since the discovery of America down to the present time. Is the Bible anything but a human book? Of course those who are believers take both sides of it. If there is anything that troubles them, "We don't believe this." Anything that doesn't trouble them they do believe.

Why We Need Religion

Why We Need Religion
Author: Stephen T. Asma
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-05-09
ISBN 10: 0190469692
ISBN 13: 9780190469696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How we feel is as vital to our survival as how we think. This claim, based on the premise that emotions are largely adaptive, serves as the organizing theme of Why We Need Religion. This book is a novel pathway in a well-trodden field of religious studies and philosophy of religion. Stephen Asma argues that, like art, religion has direct access to our emotional lives in ways that science does not. Yes, science can give us emotional feelings of wonder and the sublime--we can feel the sacred depths of nature--but there are many forms of human suffering and vulnerability that are beyond the reach of help from science. Different emotional stresses require different kinds of rescue. Unlike secular authors who praise religion's ethical and civilizing function, Asma argues that its core value lies in its emotionally therapeutic power. No theorist of religion has failed to notice the importance of emotions in spiritual and ritual life, but truly systematic research has only recently delivered concrete data on the neurology, psychology, and anthropology of the emotional systems. This very recent "affective turn" has begun to map out a powerful territory of embodied cognition. Why We Need Religion incorporates new data from these affective sciences into the philosophy of religion. It goes on to describe the way in which religion manages those systems--rage, play, lust, care, grief, and so on. Finally, it argues that religion is still the best cultural apparatus for doing this adaptive work. In short, the book is a Darwinian defense of religious emotions and the cultural systems that manage them.

Why I Became an Atheist

Why I Became an Atheist
Author: John W. Loftus
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2012-10-10
ISBN 10: 1616145781
ISBN 13: 9781616145781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Became an Atheist Book Review:

For about two decades John W. Loftus was a devout evangelical Christian, an ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and an ardent apologist for Christianity. With three degrees--in philosophy, theology, and philosophy of religion--he was adept at using rational argumentation to defend the faith. But over the years, doubts about the credibility of key Christian tenets began to creep into his thinking. By the late 1990s he experienced a full-blown crisis of faith. In this honest appraisal of his journey from believer to atheist, the author carefully explains the experiences and the reasoning process that led him to reject religious belief. The original edition of this book was published in 2006 and reissued in 2008. Since that time, Loftus has received a good deal of critical feedback from Christians and skeptics alike. In this revised and expanded edition, the author addresses criticisms of the original, adds new argumentation and references, and refines his presentation. For every issue he succinctly summarizes the various points of view and provides references for further reading. In conclusion, he describes the implications of life without belief in God, some liberating, some sobering. This frank critique of Christian belief from a former insider will interest freethinkers as well as anyone with doubts about the claims of religion.

The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life
Author: Clarence Darrow
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN 10: 1329374096
ISBN 13: 9781329374096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of My Life Book Review:

Clarence Darrow (April 18, 1857 - March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert ""Bobby"" Franks (1924). Some of his other notable cases included defending Ossian Sweet, and John T. Scopes in the Scopes ""Monkey"" Trial (1925), in which he opposed William Jennings Bryan (statesman, noted orator, and three-time presidential candidate). Called a ""sophisticated country lawyer,"" he remains notable for his wit, which marked him as one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians. Today, Clarence Darrow is remembered for his reputation as a fierce litigator who, in many cases, championed the cause of the underdog; because of this, he is generally regarded as one of the greatest criminal defense lawyers in American history and therefor has he served as a model for almost every lawyer on film or television.

Agnosticism A Very Short Introduction

Agnosticism  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Robin Le Poidevin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2010-10-28
ISBN 10: 0199575266
ISBN 13: 9780199575268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agnosticism A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

What is agnosticism? Is it just the 'don't know' position on God, or is there more to it than this? Is it a belief, or merely the absence of belief? Who were the first to call themselves 'agnostics'? These are just some of the questions that Robin Le Poidevin considers in this Very Short Introduction. He sets the philosophical case for agnosticism and explores it as a historical and cultural phenomenon. What emerges is a much more sophisticated, and much more interesting, attitude than a simple failure to either commit to, or reject, religious belief. Le Poidevin challenges some preconceptions and assumptions among both believers and non-atheists, and invites the reader to rethink their own position on the issues. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition

The God Delusion  10th Anniversary Edition
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN 10: 1784161934
ISBN 13: 9781784161934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition Book Review:

The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

Spiritual Envy

Spiritual Envy
Author: Michael Krasny
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 160868069X
ISBN 13: 9781608680696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Envy Book Review:

Provides direction for believers and non-believers on understanding their own questions about faith, religion, God, and human responsibility.

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.

Finding God Beyond Religion

Finding God Beyond Religion
Author: Tom Stella
Publsiher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1594734852
ISBN 13: 9781594734854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding God Beyond Religion Book Review:

Do you describe yourself as spiritual but not religious? Whether young or old, church connected or not, are you spiritually restless for an authentic faith life but do not find conventional religious teachings pertinent to you? This accessible guide to a meaningful spiritual life is a salve for your soul. It reinterprets traditional religious teachings central to the Christian faith - God, Jesus, faith, prayer, morality and more - in ways that connect with people who have outgrown the beliefs and devotional practices that once made sense to them.

The Great Agnostic

The Great Agnostic
Author: Susan Jacoby
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 0300137257
ISBN 13: 9780300137255
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.