Can intellectual pusillanimous wussies be spirited?

Lying in bed several Sunday mornings ago,  I browsed NY Times review of  three religious books (or, should it be “books on religion”, to be more politically correct*).   One of them titled AGNOSTIC: A Spirited Manifesto caught the attention of my drowsy mind: spirited agnostics?

I know this contribution of mine does not match the gravitas of René Descartes who, also lying in bed, developed the Cartesian coordinate system after observing the movements of a housefly.

* Please await my soon forthcoming post on the phrase “people of color“.  Thanks for your patience.