Paddy McEvoy, Author and Teacher

Humanist Catechism 2

Paddy McEvoy has spent a lifetime travelling, observing, learning and teaching. In this work - the second book in a series of seven – he continues to draw upon an intuitive understanding of spiritual and religious matters and a wide knowledge of history, to pose, and answer, a series of crucial questions.
Writing in a deliberately provocative style, he covers the key issues underpinning human beliefs from a humanist perspective.
The catechism format comprises 50 interrogations and responses, illustrated from a wide-range of religious literature and humanist writings. The breadth of Paddy McEvoy’s knowledge is truly extensive and he has the happy facility of drawing down examples from ancient and modern, local and world-wide.
Designed to inspire ‘young minds’, the purpose of the “Catechism” series is to challenge old, time-worn conclusions about the important issues that concern the young adult – indeed every adult – in the 21st Century.
His style is lively and refreshingly down to earth, and he does not shy away from arriving at often controversial conclusions. The points he makes are lavishly embroidered with tales, anecdotes and observations from a lifetime of reading.
This book will challenge the reader’s views on a whole range of moral, spiritual, social and historical issues. Agree or disagree, this Humanist “Catechism” will stimulate thought and discussion and inspire inquiring minds to undertake further research, and enquire more deeply into the areas covered by the author.
In this volume, Paddy McEvoy builds upon the largely religious themes of the first book to address moral and social issues. Taken together, the volumes in this series comprise a highly eclectic, dynamic and thoroughly engaging survey of the key spiritual, social and moral mores that underpin modern western society.
Prepare to be entertained, informed and challenged by a book that will often take you a long way from your own comfort zone!