This article relates the philosophical discussion on naturalistic religious practice to Tim Crane's The Meaning of Belief: Religion from an Atheist's Point of View, in which he claims that atheists can derive no genuine solace from religion. I argue that Crane's claim is a little too strong. There is a sense in which atheists can derive solace from religion and that fact is worth acknowledging (whether or not this counts as 'genuine' solace).
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36 This work was supported (in part) by the Yonsei Univ. Future-Leading Research Initiative of 2018 (2018-22-0100).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Religious studies