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Religion for Atheists

Game of Thrones, Common Worship, and Community: Singing Together Against the Dark

Greg Garrett | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
Greg Garrett

By bringing together a group of people gathered not because of their age, race, occupation, or wealth but because of their commitment to shared values and experience, the liturgy breaks down the divisions between us.

Comedians' Atheist 'Church' Plans Massive Expansion

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.21.2013 | Religion

The Sunday Assembly, often called the "atheist church," wants to be a “global movement for wonder and good." Over the weekend, the organization laun...

Do Atheists Have Anything To Learn From Religion?

Posted 03.28.2012 | Religion

By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service (RNS) Stripped of its supernatural elements, does religion have anything to offer atheists? What can non...

Alain de Botton: In Conversation

Trisha Andres | Posted 05.25.2012 | Books
Trisha Andres

Photo credit: Charlotte de Botton The age-old wars against religion is moved on by philosopher Alain de Botton's bold statement that religion can be ...

The Sad, Silly Idea Of 'Religion for Atheists'

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.13.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

When God and belief are stripped out of the equation, we are left with rituals and practices that are primarily hedonistic and hollow. What de Botton offers us is "religion for atheists," but what he gives us is pseudo-religion and empty routine.

Religion For Atheists: A Book Review

Joe Winkler | Posted 05.11.2012 | Religion
Joe Winkler

Besides these general stylistic factors, the most gaping wound in this book lies in de Botton's hesitancy to move past a utopian, almost naive sense of his endeavor into actual philosophy.