Alan de Botton was brought up in a committedly atheistic household. In his book Religion For Atheists Botton discusses his take on atheism and how it fits into his life.
Here is an exclusive look into Botton's atheistic beliefs through his eyes and how he perceives key situations of life.
Alain de Botton is the author of essays on themes ranging from love and travel to architecture and philosophy. His most recent work, Religion for Atheists, came out in March on 2012. His best-selling books include How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Art of Travel and The Architecture of Happiness. He lives in London, where he is the founder and chairman of The School of Life and the creative director of Living Architecture. Visit him on his website.