Books about "maybe there is a God" for an agnostic with some doubts.
June 14, 2013 7:22 AM Subscribe
I have read a lot of the – for lack of a better word – anti-religion Books. The God Delusion by Dawkins, Hitchens’s God is Not Great and The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice. Sam Harris’s The End of Faith and Letters to a Christian Nation, among quite a few others. Those books made a lot of sense to me. Most (if not all) of my friends and colleagues are either agnostics or atheists.
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Since about the time I went to university – over 20 years ago – I considered myself an agnostic or maybe an atheist. I agree with what Isaac Asimov said, “Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.”
I was raised in the Eastern Orthodox faith and while I go to church sometimes it’s not for “faith” reasons (weddings, funerals, baptisms). I can’t stomach their views on some issues including homosexuality. But I do enjoy the feeling I get in church -- peaceful or something.
Okay so my question. I think maybe somewhere in my head I still believe in God. What kind of God I don’t know. Not a single fellow in the sky, but not the God in all of us either, I think. No matter what my brain says – I think there is some little inkling in there.
What books can I read (websites can I visit etc.) – to learn not about the theology of a particular religion – but more one that can help me to think about the fact that there might well be a God? Or maybe about how we don’t know and that’s okay, too.