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

Monday, 02 Jul 2012

"What we need to do is make some beautiful things and let them speak for us. If we can manage to do that, we may find that atheists like Alain de Botton are willing to reconsider our doctrine."
When I learned that Alain de Botton had written a book with the title Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion, I thought: "Why, of course he has." I was introduced to de Botton through The Architecture of Happiness‘a book that really is about how architecture can make us happy. Since then, I've read all his books. And even though he never wears his atheism on his sleeve, one of those books’The Consolations of Philosophy (a nod toward Boethius)’did tip ...

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