BELIEF, UNBELIEF, ETHICS AND LIFE
by Leslie Scrase
We all want to know how to achieve good, positive, satisfying, fulfilling and
happy lives, and at its heart this book helps enable us to obtain the
understanding necessary to attain these positive attributes.
Leslie Scrase’s thoughtful and straightforward approach to the weighty subject matter of the
title make it interesting and accessible. By racing through history and
whizzing selectively around the world, we can see that belief and unbelief have
always lived side by side and that belief has developed from very primitive
beginnings to metamorphose into the major religions of today.
Philosophical thinking spans both religion and unbelief, but it is less well
known that ethics is also a subject that spans both. Believers and unbelievers
have always been concerned with trying to pin down the values and principles by
which people should try to live.
So the primary purpose of this book is to paint a picture of human thought and
endeavour which may help us as we think about our own lives and how best to
Leslie Scrase was a Methodist Minister for almost twenty years, during which he
served for three years as Principal of the Medak Bible School in South India.
After leaving the church he joined the British Humanist Association and other
humanist, secular and ethical groups. He has lectured for them and for the WEA
on the subjects of this book and he continues to work as an independent
Apart from a number of philosophically thought-provoking books, Leslie Scrase
has written many other books and works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.