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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.
February 2, 2012, 6am PST | Judy Chang
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"'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.'"

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Published on Monday, January 30, 2012 in Fast Company
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