I have seen him speak on youtube and can't say I totally agree with him, but I do find him interesting.
Alain de Botton has recently made a name for himself by proposing an "atheist temple" in Britain and exchanging heated words indirectly with the likes of PZ Myers and other "firebrand" atheists. He takes the stance that atheists can learn something from the rites and rituals of religion and that the factual truth of religion isn't what should be focused on, but how we can use what religion has developed to bring value to humanity as humanists.
>>>>If you want to carpool post it on the Midwest Skeptics Society site.
Alain de Botton: Atheism 2.0
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