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Reader ☆ Religion for Atheists ´ A Nonbeliever's Guide to the Uses of Religion ✓ Goproled Þ ✶ Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion Epub ✹ Author de-botton-alain – Goproled.co.uk From the author of The ArchitectuFrom the author of The Architecture of Happiness a deeply moving meditation on how we can still benefit without believing from the wisdom the beauty and the consolatory power that religion has to offerAlain de Botton was brought up in a committedly atheistic household and though he was powerfully swayed by his parents' views he underwent in his mid twenties a crisis of faithlessness His feelings of doubt about atheism had their origins in listening to Bach's cantatas were further developed in the presence of certain Bellini Madonnas and became overwhelming with an introduction to Zen architecture However it was not until his father's death buried under a Hebrew headstone in a Jewish cemetery because he had intriguingly omitted to makesecular arrangements that Alain began to face the full degree of his ambivalence regarding the views of religion that he had dutifully accepted Why are we presented with the curious choice between either committing to peculiar concepts about immaterial deities or letting go entirely of a host of consoling subtle and effective rituals and practices for which there is no euivalent in secular society? Why do we bristle at the mention of the word morality? Flee from the idea that art should be uplifting or have an ethical purpose? Why don't we build temples? What mechanisms do we have for expressing gratitude? The challenge that de Botton addresses in his book how to separate ideas and practices from the religious institutions that have laid claim to them In Religion for Atheists is an argument to free our soul related needs from the particular influence of religions even if it is paradoxically the study of religion that will allow us to rediscover and rearticulate those needs Alain de Botton is an engaging and popular writer on topics philosophical He is also an atheist But he takes a positive view of religion not because it is 'true' but because it is broadly usefulit represents and gathers together a number of aspects of religious practice which might wisely be acknowledged and adopted by people regardless of their disposition towards religion as such His chapter headings here are a few of them illustrate his general approach Wisdom without Doctrine; Community; Kindness; Education; Tenderness; Pessimism In each case he argues that mindsets and attitudes as well as practices represent a resource for living which the western world seems to have sidelined I found this a stimulating book and welcome even to especially to?a lifelong Christian

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From the author of The Architecture of Happiness a deeply moving meditation on how we can still benefit without believing from the wisdom the beauty and the consolatory power that religion has to offerAlain de Botton was brought up in a committedly atheistic household and though he was powerfully swayed by his parents' views he underwent in his mid twenties a crisis of faithlessness His feelings of doubt about atheism had their origins in listening to Bach's cantatas were further developed in the presence of certain Bellini Madonnas and became overwhelming with an introduction to Zen architecture However it was not until his father's death buried under a Hebrew headstone in a Jewish cemetery because he had intriguingly omitted to makesecular arrangements that Alain began to face the full degree of his ambivalence regarding the views of religion that he had dutifully accepted Why are we presented with the curious choice between either committing to peculiar concepts about immaterial deities or letting go entirely of a host of consoling subtle and effective rituals and practices for which there is no euivalent in secular society? Why do we bristle at the mention of the word morality? Flee from the idea that art should be uplifting or have an ethical purpose? Why don't we build temples? What mechanisms do we have for expressing gratitude? The challenge that de Botton addresses in his book how to separate ideas and practices from the religious institutions that have laid claim to them In Religion for Atheists is an argument to free our soul related needs from the particular influence of religions even if it is paradoxically the study of religion that will allow us to rediscover and rearticulate those needs de Botton details some of the customs that organized religion has cultivated over the millenia and he suggests ways in which secular society could become sustainable by copying them He looks at everything from community to architecture And he also does a pretty good job of criticizing libertarianism while he's at itIn terms of what allows a society to survive I found that this book and its readability ranked right up there with works by Amitai Etzioni Robert N Bellah et al Jared Diamond and Francis Fukuyama

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Religion for Atheists A Non believer's Guide to the Uses of ReligionFrom the author of The Architecture of Happiness a deeply moving meditation on how we can still benefit without believing from the wisdom the beauty and the consolatory power that religion has to offerAlain de Botton was brought up in a committedly atheistic household and though he was powerfully swayed by his parents' views he underwent in his mid twenties a crisis of faithlessness His feelings of doubt about atheism had their origins in listening to Bach's cantatas were further developed in the presence of certain Bellini Madonnas and became overwhelming with an introduction to Zen architecture However it was not until his father's death buried under a Hebrew headstone in a Jewish cemetery because he had intriguingly omitted to makesecular arrangements that Alain began to face the full degree of his ambivalence regarding the views of religion that he had dutifully accepted Why are we presented with the curious choice between either committing to peculiar concepts about immaterial deities or letting go entirely of a host of consoling subtle and effective rituals and practices for which there is no euivalent in secular society? Why do we bristle at the mention of the word morality? Flee from the idea that art should be uplifting or have an ethical purpose? Why don't we build temples? What mechanisms do we have for expressing gratitude? The challenge that de Botton addresses in his book how to separate ideas and practices from the religious institutions that have laid claim to them In Religion for Atheists is an argument to free our soul related needs from the particular influence of religions even if it is paradoxically the study of religion that will allow us to rediscover and rearticulate those needs Really rreally full of wisdom Will take years to absorb theoretical and useful