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After Words: Alain de Botton, "Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion," hosted by Chris Hedges

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Mr. de Botton, an atheist, argues that rather than mocking religion, atheists and agnostics should steal the best ideas from world religions, such as the methods for building strong communities, overcoming envy, and forging a connection to the natural world.  The philosopher essayist discusses his concepts with former seminarian and author Chris Hedges.

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Alain de Botton

Mr. de Botton is the founder and chairman of The School of Life and the creative director of Living Architecture.  The best-selling author writes essays on a range of philosophical topics and has written several books, including "How Proust Can Change Your Life," "The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work," and "Status Anxiety."  He lives in London.


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After Words: Alain de Botton, "Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion," hosted by Chris Hedges

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  • Saturday, March 31st at 10pm (ET)
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