Why I Am an Agnostic and Other Essays
The renowned lawyer Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) was also an impassioned defender of intellectual freedom, individual liberties, and social justice.
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.
Essays include: "Why I Am An Agnostic," "The Myth of the Soul," "Absurdities of the Bible," "Voltaire," and "The Skeleton in the Closet."
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Review: Why I Am An Agnostic and Other EssaysUser Review - Paul Doody - Goodreads
The brilliant and humane trial lawyer, famous from the Scopes Monkey trial, sets out the thoughts behind his beliefs. Read full review
Review: Why I Am An Agnostic and Other EssaysUser Review - Gregory's Lament - Goodreads
I probably call this more of a rant than an essay, but I enjoyed it. It doesn't offer anything a non-believer doesn't already know, but it's a nice, easy, validating read. The edition I read also had a nice bio on Voltaire (appropriate for the tone of this essay.) Read full review