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The Natural History of Religion by David Hume
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Jul 07, 2017

it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read from June 27 to 29, 2017 , read count: 1

This was a book club read; I'm glad it was selected otherwise I wouldn't have read it. I compare reading non-fiction of yore to the functionalities of an antiquated Operating System.
That said, I liked his style, witty to be sure, his treatment of polytheism was smart as well. One point I found funny but interesting, is how the ancients would disregard their polytheistic deities in days of fortune and abundance. I wonder of that's echoed today in Europe's (western) move towards atheism.
I believe this was always a tenet of leftist idealism: get people decently employed and forget about religion.

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