Religion for Atheists: A non-believer's guide to the uses of religion A non-believer's guide to the uses of religion

Religion for Atheists: A non-believer's guide to the uses of religion A non-believer's guide to the uses of religion

By: Alain de Botton (author)eBook

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The boring debate between fundamentalist believers and non-believers is finally moved on by Alain de Botton's inspiring new book, which boldly argues that the supernatural claims of religion are of course entirely false - and yet that religions still have important things to teach the secular world. Rather than mocking religions, agnostics and atheists should instead steal from them - because they're packed with good ideas on how we live and arrange our societies. Blending deep respect with total impiety, de Botton (a non-believer) proposes that we should look to religions for insights into how to build a sense of community, make our relationships last, get more out of art, overcome feelings of envy and inadequacy,and much more. For too long non-believers have faced a stark choice between either swallowing peculiar doctrines or doing away with consoling and beautiful rituals and ideas. At last Alain de Botton has fashioned a far more interesting and truly helpful alternative.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 26/01/2012
  • ID: 9780141937601
  • book language: en
  • publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • publisher imprint: Penguin

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