Commentary

Building temples

Agnostics anonymous

Last year, A.C. Grayling gave the world a non-religious Bible.
This year, Alain de Botton is saying that: ‘it’s time atheists had
their own versions of the great churches and cathedrals’.

De Botton’s argument is not that atheists need personal
religious faith, but that the practical and public side of religion
could provide a beneficial influence for the secular world. Society
should have temples, rituals and pieties modelled on religious
forms but without specifically …

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