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Religion for Atheists

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

By Alain de Botton
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Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion by Alain de Botton

Religion for Atheists (2012) sheds light on the often-overlooked positive aspects of organized religion. By considering religion in absence of a belief in divine beings, we find many valuable social initiatives and philosophical lessons from which even the most cynical among us might benefit.

  • Believers interested in seeing their religion from a different perspective
  • Non-believers looking for new ways to find depth in everyday life
  • Those interested in what organizations can learn from religions

Alain de Botton is a Swiss philosopher, TV presenter and author currently based in the UK. His book The Architecture of Happiness received rave reviews and was featured in the movie 500 Days of Summer. De Botton is also a fellow of both the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Society of Literature.

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