Would You Believe? (Paperback)
McClelland & Stewart, 9780771039492, 240pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2000
The challenge we face, Harpur writes, is not to find a substitute but to rediscover God under the encrustation of ritual and doctrine that the various faiths have built up. We can go beyond all narrow-minded claims of being the only true religion, the only correct interpreter of God, he says, when we understand that all faiths are simply routes towards God that humans have been inspired to create. We can use our intelligence to believe in God, rather than deny it in order to swallow notions devised for a different people and a different time.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Praise For Would You Believe?…
“Brilliantly conceived and intellectually challenging.”
“A reasoned, faith-full, searching examination of basic questions about religious belief today.”
–Ann Copeland, Ottawa Citizen
“With the intelligence [Harpur] brings to bear in thinking about God, one is more tempted to believe.”
–London Free Press
“Harpur speaks to the growing number of people who have drifted away from the religion of their parents and who now face a spiritual vacuum.”