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So much more than the title suggests. Brilliant.,
This review is from: The Book of Atheist Spirituality (Hardcover)
I could not put this book down once I got into it. The author discusses the arguments extraordinarily lucidly. He makes a compelling case for spirituality without religion which is both fresh, and is grounded in philosphical discussion by previous writers over the centuries. What to me really separates this book from those by the likes of Dawkins et al, is that Comte-Sponville is far less strident in his critique, does not appear to view religion as a completely bad thing in itself. It's just not for him. He describes an alternative and more helpful way forward whilst not losing that which makes us human and special. I found this book a wonderfully clear discussion of fundamental ideas that I had struggled with for a long time. A brilliant and challenging read.