Miklos Jako was raised Catholic, but was always troubled by the irrationality of Christian theology. He set out to resolve the truth about religion. And after decades of debating people — priests, ministers, laymen, fundamentalists, moderates, liberals, atheists, New Agers — he has arrived at three major conclusions:
1. That Christianity, despite some excellent teachings, is not true as a belief system.
2. That the existence of God cannot be pinned down, but that believing in the probability of a general, non-intervening God, who is not tied to any particular religion, is a reasonable position.
3. That true religion consists not of believing right, but of behaving right, which is the proper priority for both theists and atheists.
Mr. Jako graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Does Christianity really make sense? The author challenges ministers, priests, and laymen in a series of contentious debates, and then presents a more sensible understanding of God than the Christian one.