Sunday, April 5, 2009

Society Without God by Phil Zuckerman

The premise of this book is that countries that are non-religious like Denmark and Sweden can still act as beacons of moral and social excellence in the world.

Phil Zuckerman makes a very clear and concise argument in favor of secularity in governmental affairs by giving concrete examples of these nations ability to thrive in the absence of strong religious values. Zuckerman takes serious offense to several Christian Right members who say that a country without religion is tyrannical. He rebuts that claim with several examples of how these nations excel at such matters as healthcare, social progressiveness, and equality.

This book would be inviting to readers who have a strong interest in religion or sociology.

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