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A guidebook for living a life without religion, combining sociological insight and personal inspiration Over the last twenty-five years, 'no religion' has become the fastest growing religion in the United States. Around the world, hundreds of millions of people have turned away from the traditional faiths of the past and embraced a secular-or nonreligious-life, generating societies vastly less religious than at any other time in human history. Revealing the inspiring beliefs that empower secular culture-alongside real stories of nonreligious men and women, based on extensive in-depth interviews from across the country-Living the Secular Life is an indispensable handbook for millions of...read more
The author of Living the Secular Life deconstructs the arguments for a morality informed by religion, urging that major challenges like global warming and growing inequality are best approached from a framework of secular morality. In What It Means to Be Moral: Why Religion Is Not Necessary for Living an Ethical Life, Phil Zuckerman argues that morality does not come from God. Rather, it comes from us: our brains, our evolutionary past, our ongoing cultural development, our social experiences, and our ability to reason, reflect, and be sensitive to the suffering of others. By deconstructing religious arguments for God-based morality and guiding listeners through the premises and promises...read more