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They say apples clean your teeth, but I'm sceptical about that myself. I regard his theories with scepticism.

Mentioned in? References in classic literature? There is no steady unretracing progress in this life; we do not advance through fixed gradations, and at the last one pause: --through infancy's unconscious spell, boyhood's thoughtless faith, adolescence' doubt the common doom , then scepticism , then disbelief, resting at last in manhood's pondering repose of If. View in context.

It has been often remarked that Descartes, having begun by dismissing all presuppositions, introduces several: he passes almost at once from scepticism to dogmatism. His frontispiece, boats attacking Sperm Whales, though no doubt calculated to excite the civil scepticism of some parlor men, is admirably correct and life-like in its general effect.

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You know, one of those uncouth new people one's so often coming across nowadays, One of those free-thinkers you know, who are reared d'emblee in theories of atheism, scepticism , and materialism. Whatever may be the limits or modifications of the powers of the Union, it is easy to imagine an endless train of possible dangers; and by indulging an excess of jealousy and timidity, we may bring ourselves to a state of absolute scepticism and irresolution.

After a season of scepticism he had become a religious man, like the rest of his race, but in his own fashion, which was not at all the fashion of my grandfather: a Friend who had married out of Meeting, and had ended a perfervid Methodist. The narrator of this brilliantly original novel was made on November 3, , in an industrial estate on the outskirts of Chelmsford. After three weeks of childhood he is sent to work in ShopAlot, St Pancras, next to the most famous little church in the world.

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He's a supermarket trolley with a faith in God. In the church he meets Edgar Malroy, founder of Scepticism Inc. Edgar takes bets on metaphysical propositions and never loses; but Edgar's Achilles' heel is his love for Sophia, a ridiculously beautiful woman who thinks she is a messenger from God.

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This book's rare pleasure is that, as well as numerous running gags, it boasts a wealth of conceptional and structural jokes' --Guardian "Beguiling, humane and very funny This is a serious satire on belief and the desire to believe which surprises and delights" -- Time Out "Scepticism Inc. It is refreshingly quick-witted, easy to read and easy to please, with thought- provoking ideas" --Observer "Fowler's account of one man and his trolley against the zealots is a shaggy dog story of cosmic proportions. This outrageous, irreligious first novel launches an exciting new talent upon the world.

Dare I say it, I have great faith in him" --Literary Review. This was passed on to me as part of a bookring.

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Sounds like it might be fun, so will give it a try and move it along. I have two or three other books to read first, but i'm a quick reader so hopefully will be able to move onto next reader within a fortnight ish. This is fun!

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The author is pretty clever, and there are lots of very relevant jokes at the expense of politics, religion, and society more generally. Definately a book to reconfirm my atheistic convictions. The author clearly has fairly strong views about the amount of money people waste on religion instead of spending it on dealing with world hunger etc, and this seems valid to me!