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Read online Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion .pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion What if religions are neither all true or all nonsense The boring debate between fundamentalist believers and non believers is finally moved on by Alain s inspiring new book which boldly argues that the supernatural claims of religion are of course entirely false and yet that religions still have some very important things to teach the secular world .

Religion for Atheists suggests that rather than mocking religions agnostics and atheists should instead steal from them because they re packed with good ideas on how we might live and arrange our societies Blending deep respect with total impiety Alain a non believer himself proposes that we should look to religions for insights into among other concerns how to .

build a sense of community .

make our relationships last .

overcome feelings of envy and inadequacy .

escape the twenty four hour media .

go travelling .

get more out of art architecture and music .

and create new businesses designed to address our emotional needs .

For too long non believers have faced a stark choice between either swallowing lots of peculiar doctrines or doing away with a range of consoling and beautiful rituals and ideas At last in Religion for Atheists Alain has fashioned a far more interesting and truly helpful alternative by Alain de Botton

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Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion
Title:Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion
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ISBN:0241144779
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Number of Pages:320
Category:Non fiction, Philosophy, Religion, Atheism, Spirituality
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