Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion


What if religions are neither all real nor all nonsense? Alain de Botton’s daring and provocative booklet argues that we will enjoy the knowledge and tool of religion—without having to think in any of it.

He means that instead of mocking faith, agnostics and atheists may still as an alternative thieve from it—because the world’s religions are jam-packed with solid principles on how we'd dwell and organize our societies. De Botton appears to be like to faith for insights into the best way to construct a feeling of neighborhood, make relationships final, triumph over emotions of envy and inadequacy, encourage commute, get extra out of artwork, and reconnect with the flora and fauna. For too lengthy non-believers have confronted a stark selection among swallowing plenty of abnormal doctrines or eliminating a number consoling and lovely rituals and concepts. Religion for Atheists bargains a much more fascinating and actually important alternative.

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