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Book details
  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Agnosticism
  • Language:English
  • Pages:118
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543992779

The Conscience of an Agnostic

by Robert K. Cooper View author's profile page

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The premise of this book is that it is simply impossible to determine, with any degree of confidence, as to whether there is a creative intelligence which is responsible for the existence of the universe. Therefore, the conclusion that inevitably flows from this realization is that the most intellectually honest position to espouse is one of agnosticism. A corollary of this idea is that it is also impossible to know if our lives are anything more than a random sequence of events ordained by no one. This thought may have crossed your mind in reflecting on the ups and downs that you probably have experienced in your own life. Is it possible that a Higher Power is responsible for all of these events leading up to this moment? I must confess that I find this concept to be highly dubious. In view of the many tragedies that have beset our planet since the beginning of civilization, I submit that if there is a God, He has a very unusual sense of humor.


The book consists of nine chapters and an appendix as follows: Chapter 1 - What is Agnosticism Chapter 2 - What is Religious Faith Chapter 3 - Common Objections to the Bible Chapter 4 - The Random Cruelty of Life: Murderous Dictators Chapter 5 - The Random Cruelty of Life: 20th Century Natural Disasters Chapter 6 - The Random Cruelty of Life: The Deadliest Natural Disasters Chapter 7 - The Random Cruelty of Life: Mass Shootings Chapter 8 - Assorted Quotes and Humorous Tidbits Chapter 9 - Quotes from Yours Truly: More Humorous Tidbits Appendix - Some Noted Agnostics

About the author

Robert K. Cooper is a 67-year old author living in the Dallas, Texas area. Robert has an undergraduate degree in Economics and a master's degree in Sociology. He was employed for 20 years in the field of corporate information technology and for 15 years as a licensed real estate appraiser. His hobbies include reading, music, and internet chess.

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