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A None's Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism,…

by Corinna Nicolaou

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Slow at times and lost my interest in places where she was sharing stuff I already knew about various of the religions she was checking out, but it still kept my interest overall. One thing the book did do for me is to help me understand a little more why nones may be nones. I can somewhat relate to her views on the topic. ( )
  bness2 | May 23, 2017 |
Early on in the book the author slips in a comment that got me thinking. She writes, "...to reject something, it's necessary to have a working knowledge of what you reject." I'm not sure I agree, but it's an interesting notion. The world is full of countless competing ideas continually vying for our attention and we routinely ignore (or reject) a healthy majority of them. Is it intellectually dishonest to reject something after only a cursory consideration?

A None's Story starts off well but then grows too tedious for me. The author admittedly is not conducting scientific research so the result is more of a journalistic excursion into the practices of the various religions and their denominations. I have little patience for ritual tribalism but I think someone with an interest in world religions would enjoy Corinna's story more than I did. ( )
  Daniel.Estes | Apr 19, 2016 |
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The rising population known as "nones" for its members' lack of religious affiliation is changing American society, politics, and culture. Many nones believe in God and even visit places of worship, but they do not identify with a specific faith or belong to a spiritual community. Corinna Nicolaou is a none, and in this layered narrative, she describes what it is like for her and thousands of others to live without religion or to be spiritual without committing to a specific faith.

Nicolaou tours America's major traditional religions to see what, if anything, one might lack without God. She moves through Christianity's denominations, learning their tenets and worshiping alongside their followers. She travels to Los Angeles to immerse herself in Judaism, Berkeley to educate herself about Buddhism, and Dallas and Washington, D.C., to familiarize herself with Islam. She explores what light they can shed on the fears and failings of her past, and these encounters prove the significant role religion still plays in modern life. They also exemplify the vibrant relationship between religion and American culture and the enduring value it provides to immigrants and outsiders. Though she remains a devout none, Nicolaou's experiences reveal points of contact between the religious and the unaffiliated, suggesting that nones may be radically revising the practice of faith in contemporary times.

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"The rising population known as "nones" for its members' lack of religious affiliation is changing American society, politics, and culture. Many nones believe in God and even visit places of worship, but they do not identify with a specific faith or belong to a spiritual community. Corinna Nicolaou is a none, and in this layered narrative, she describes what it is like for her and thousands of others to live without religion or to be spiritual without committing to a specific faith. Nicolaou tours America's major traditional religions to see what, if anything, one might lack without God. She moves through Christianity's denominations, learning their tenets and worshiping alongside their followers. She travels to Los Angeles to immerse herself in Judaism, Berkeley to educate herself about Buddhism, and Dallas and Washington, D.C., to familiarize herself with Islam. She explores what light they can shed on the fears and failings of her past, and these encounters prove the significant role religion still plays in modern life. They also exemplify the vibrant relationship between religion and American culture and the enduring value it provides to immigrants and outsiders. Though she remains a devout none, Nicolaou's experiences reveal points of contact between the religious and the unaffiliated, suggesting that nones may be radically revising the practice of faith in contemporary times."--Publisher's description.… (more)

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