Many of us who search for meaning, read the Christian Bible more closely than the Tea Party types ever will. Sad.

To most Christians the bible is like a software license. They just scroll to the bottom and click I agree. Many of us who search for meaning, read the Christian Bible more closely than the Tea Party types ever will.

The tension between secularity and religion has endured for centuries, infusing academia and science with a strong and permeating undercurrent of atheism. But if we can divorce the medium from the message, there might be some powerful communication lessons secular movements could learn from religious ones.

Religion for Atheists: Alain de Botton on What Education and the Arts Can Learn from Faith

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

List of virtues not informed by religion. I wish it were titled differently, because I think  it would be an interesting read for anyone, regardless of faith or absence thereof.

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A Manifesto For Atheists - from philosopher Alain De Botton (School of Life)

Atheist Arya Doesn't Have Time for Your Religion

Atheist Arya Doesn't Have Time for Your Religion

Atheist Arya is an advice animal image macro series featuring a photograph of the character Arya Stark (played by Maisie Williams) from the HBO television series Game of Thrones, accompanied by captions mocking religions and supernatural beliefs.

One of many reasons The Wizard of Oz is one of my all time favorite movies.

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Religion is all man-made. Don't let it fool you. I've been wondering if the Wizard of Oz was about religion and gods

If Atheist were a part of the human body, they would be the asshole. If God doesn't exist, why are you so offended by Him. Get over yourselves, no one cares!

Also counts for atheists…

Funny pictures about A definition of religion. Oh, and cool pics about A definition of religion. Also, A definition of religion.

Religion for Atheists: Alain de Botton on What Education and the Arts Can Learn from Faith

Religion for Atheists: Alain de Botton on What Education and the Arts Can Learn from Faith

How to extract secular models for engagement and inspiration from the methodologies and formats of religious doctrines. - Religion for Atheists: Alain de Botton on What Education and the Arts Can Learn from Faith

The Nine Satanic Sins (Note: when he mentions "magic" he's not actually speaking of spellcasting, etc. etc.  It's a nickname for a type of psychological manipulation expounded upon in the book).

I'm not a satanist, but I find this interesting - The Nine Satanic Sins (Note: when he mentions "magic" he's not actually speaking of spellcasting, etc. It's a nickname for a type of psychological manipulation expounded upon in the book).

author's TED TALK ///     Religion for Atheists: Alain de Botton on What Education and the Arts Can Learn from Faith

Religion for Atheists: Alain de Botton on What Education and the Arts Can Learn from Faith

author's TED TALK /// Religion for Atheists: Alain de Botton on What Education and the Arts Can Learn from Faith

"There is something to learn from the example of religion even if you don't believe any of it... You may not agree with the ideas, but my goodness, they're highly effective mechanisms for doing so." Alain de Botton: Atheism 2.0

What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" -- call it Atheism -- that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence.

If you identify strongly with your religion, you won't be able to tell the difference. (I'm sure this doesn't speak for all, to be fair)

I can say I hate religion, but it doesn't have to mean that I hate religious people only because I disagreeing their religious opinions. See the difference!

▶ Alain De Botton - Religion For Atheists (Ideas at the House) - YouTube

The brilliant Alain De Botton - Religion For Atheists (Ideas at the House) speaking eloquently for about the wonderfull and inspirational lessons to be learned from religion to a secular world

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What Do Atheists Believe In If They Don't Believe in Heaven?

Ricky Gervais on atheism: "It's a strange myth that atheists have nothing to live for. It's the opposite. We have nothing to die for, we have everything to live for.

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