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What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" -- call it Atheism 2.0 -- that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence.
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Too many of us atheists, in my opinion, fail to see (or to look for) any value religions have brought to human societies. It's easy to shine a light on the damage, but harder to see the benefits. Alain de Botton illuminates for us what atheism can learn from religious traditions.

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