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4.0 out of 5 stars More than just an easy middle way, 12 Mar 2012
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This review is from: How To Be An Agnostic (Paperback)
Like any book dealing with the question of existence or non-existence of a deity or form of
after-life, this book can ultimately only ponder and probe.
However, after reading this thought provoking work I found myself somewhat enlightened and
uplifted by Mark Vernon's viewpoint and subjections in regard to the ultimate sense of
'Not Knowing'.

Special mention has to made to pages 55-56 where the existence of a would-be God is compared
to the 'Higgs boson particle collider'. The resulting conclusion, while still being robustly
agnostic serves as a justification of certain uncertainty which basic humanity and the human
spirit demands.

This book is also full of musical references which highlight the fact that if there is indeed
some kind of unseen deity existing beyond our comprehension, then it is only fitting that this
deity is somehow connected to the most powerful absract artistic force known to mankind.
On the whole 'How to be an Agnostic' avoids falling into the trap of appearing complacent in
regard of not having to prove or disprove a divine entity by always bringing the reader new
and fascinating insights into one of life's never ending debates.

A highly recommendable read then, worthy of Four Stars and a must for anyone who thinks that
agnosticism is just a safe and easy middle way between theism and atheism.
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