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Book Club/Discussion: Religion for Atheists

"The most boring and unproductive question one can ask of any religion is whether or not it is true." Join us for a philosophical study of religion, with the help of the atheist philosopher Alain de Botton. 

The core thought of this philosopher is that "religions are too fascinating to be abandoned to those who believe in it." 

We'll highlight chapter 2 from his book 'Religion for Atheists' which deals with the role of the community and religion (see attachment). This is a concept that he hints at in his TedX video as well:

During our meeting we will discuss to what extent we agree with the above quotations. But also we will consider what productive things we can do with religion? 

Come and join us for this interesting discussion.


Important: Scanned files of the chapter can be found by clicking on the More tab above and then on Files. There are three files for the reading Religion for Atheists - parts 1, 2, and 3. 

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  • Sanny

    Enjoyed the meeting too, very nice to meet you all! As promised a link about how communication is changing (it's an article about online dating but much of it can be applied to any way of communication):;
    and the comment on this article from the perspective of a therapist:

    April 14, 2014

  • Mary K.

    I really enjoyed the meeting today. The choice of topic was both interesting and thought-provoking and you moderated everything very well Gerko. Well done!!

    April 13, 2014

  • Sam

    Great company, great conversation. Can't wait for the next one!

    April 13, 2014

  • Gerko T.

    That was fun guys. Thanks for the input and interesting discussion! Below is the link to the Church for Atheists (and agnostics and the rest) MeetUp. Tomorrow is the next event.

    April 13, 2014

  • Mary K.

    Hi there,

    Looking forward to a great discussion tomorrow.

    Please be aware, if you are new to the group, that there is a charge of approx 5 euros for the bookclub meeting tomorrow. The money goes to pay for the cost of renting the room from the ABC Treehouse, as well as the cost of the snacks. Looking forward to seeing you all there.


    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Gerko T.

    Looking forward to tomorrow! I saw Alain de Botton in a national paper, check the picture. See you guys tomorrow!

    April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to join if possible!

    April 7, 2014

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