Why Not a Temple to Atheism?

According to Alain de Botton, religion shouldn't get to claim the most beautiful buildings, so he proposes a temple for anything else "positive and good," right in the center of London.

"'The tower is intended as a temple to perspective not a tower to atheism,' [architect Tom] Greenall insists. 'I would agree that atheists do not need temples. However, many of us could benefit from a bit of perspective in our lives. This might be given to some people through buildings such as churches or cathedrals. Our tower was a simple design for an alternative, secular version.'"

Full Story: No Joke: Alain de Botton Wants To Build Temples To Atheism


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