Saturday, 15 June 2013

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

"In essence, religions understand that to belong to a community is both very desirable and not very easy."

Well I've tripped and fell into the realm of non fiction once again and this offering is a particularly interesting one. It explores all the things you might potentially miss that are the positive sides of religion in a secular life and attempts to incorporate the positives within that framework. The comments on the photography included are at times a little tongue in cheek and hilarious. Having said that, there are some really interesting ideas expressed here that certainly bear consideration. I found certain chapters more engaging than others - split as they are thematically. I'm not sure how much I can add to this one. Maybe check it out for yourself.  4 out of 5.

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