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Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment by Phil Zuckerman


My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars

An important and interesting book about Denmark and Sweden, the least religious countries in the world. Many Americans, especially the most religious, would probably argue that lacking religion leads to some sort of cultural bankruptcy. However, Zuckerman sets out to show that lack of religion does not lead to moral upheaval or chaos. In fact, these societies are considerably more tolerant and egalitarian, with less crime, and better standards of living.


I did find the book a bit redundant at some times and not going far enough in others, but it raises many important issues about civilization and religion. In fact, it probably raises more questions than it answers. Very worthwhile reading.


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