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p. 1087. How should agnosticism be taught?locked

  • Robin Le Poidevin

Abstract

‘Should agnosticism be taught?’ argues that agnosticism should be included in education. It examines the link between uncertainty and creativity and suggests that agnosticism should be presented as something positive, setting out a number of tenets which summarize the agnostic outlook. The need to put decision-making under conditions of uncertainty on a rational basis led to the development of game theory. Not knowing how the world came into being or what the ultimate purpose of life is has produced rich stories which give life shape and meaning. This is the agnostic view of religion: it is a creative and life-enhancing response to uncertainty.

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