Alain de Botton on "Religion for Atheists"

March 18, 2012

Do atheists have any use for religion?  Philosopher Alain de Botton thinks so.  He says  atheists should think about ways to borrow and steal the best that religion has to offer.



Alain de Botton's flavor of spiritual atheism is much more agreeable to me than Adam Frank's. I agree that organized religion has evolved some beautiful things including architecture, art, music and, as an atheist I can appreciate the beauty of these things without accepting any of written dogma.