03/23/2014 09:03 am ET Updated Mar 24, 2014

Millennial Agnostics Seek Answers, Says Author Alex Preston

Alex Preston, author of The Revelations, joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modaressy-Tehrani to discuss millennial religious beliefs and the search for meaning.

Though he described Britain as a "post-religious world," his book was inspired by the phenomenon of young people being drawn to religious groups led by charismatic leaders.

Preston stressed the need for people to understand the diversity of agnostic beliefs, and warned against conflating agnosticism with atheism. "Agnosticism just like any other label is a continuum, it's not a fixed point. I think you can have all shades of agnosticism," he said.

Check out the full clip above.