Classic Replay: Should atheists be more religious? Alain de Botton & James Orr


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Back when the "New Atheism" was ceasing to be "new", there was much talk and debate as to what would come next. Alain de Botton, author of "Religion for Atheists" advocated a controversial "Atheism 2.0" in which he suggested there should be "temples for atheism". He discussed these views with then recently-converted Christian academic James Orr. Do the trappings of religion make sense without the kernel of faith? First broadcast Feb 2012.

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