Jennifer Michael Hecht
Review by Roy Murry, Author
'The brain is what got you this far in life, use it to move on,' is a paraphrased quote by a modern-day agnostic. I don't remember which, but to read Ms. Hecht's history of DOUBT, you need to put on your thinking cap. I took notes – eighty plus.
From Socrates to Mark Twain, she outlines the gods, Gods, religions (All), and gives the reader an education of their doubters. Having a little history knowledge, ancient through today will help the reader navigate through the storylines but is not necessary.
Whether you are a believer, an agnostic, or an atheist; you will enjoy the background information. Each historical character she explains in detail - his or her theology or philosophy.
You may not agree with Ms. Hecht's rendition of her facts, but you will agree that her written prose is compelling. I had to stop and think many times - a good thing.
Ms. Hecht's writing flows through DOUBTS history smoothly - a well-written account of facts and fantasy most have forgotten or had no knowledge. I will keep the book for reference.
It's a delightful read for an Epicurean Atheist like me. You will understand your life better if you buy this book.