Alain de Botton – Values Without Religion [3:32]


Alain de Botton discusses why we need not fear moral collapse if and when religion disappears.

Discussion Questions

  • Why do you think people associate religion with morality?
  • Do you think that you can have values without religion?
  • What are the different views of freedom that Botton argues religious and secular people have?
  • How might the social structures of religion help us ‘be our best’?
  • Can and should we create similar structures in the Humanist movement?

Keywords: religion, humanism, atheism, values, ethics, morality, society


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