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Alain de Botton’s wishful thinking versus reality

The wish: ‘The priesthood is now a shadow of its former self.’ The reality: ‘From 2009 to 2010, the number of [Roman Catholic] bishops in the world increased from 5,065 to 5,104.  The growth trend in the number of priests, … Continue reading

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Well worth your reading time: ‘The God wars’ by Bryan Appleyard

The God wars To hardline atheists, it is now unreasonable and “dramatically peculiar” to argue that religion is not altogether evil.  How did such intolerance become acceptable to rational minds, asks Bryan Appleyard. De Botton is the most recent and, … Continue reading

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Atheists to have compulsory dress code for worship at Alain de Botton’s new Atheist Temple in London, England

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How atheism became a religion in all but name

It was only a matter of time before someone proposed an ‘atheist temple’, given the religious-like zealotry and dogma of the New Atheists, writes Frank Furedi. With their zealous denunciation of religion, the so-called New Atheists often resemble medieval moral crusaders.  … Continue reading

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Ed West on Alain de Botton, alcohol-free lager and temples for atheists

Ed West writes: Religious social pressure certainly nudges the not-so-kind-hearted into behaving correctly.  At the very least religion meant that once a week a City banker had to attend a church where they had to mingle with the ordinaries.  Today’s … Continue reading

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