Alain de Botton

The idea of ‘atheist religion’ is a stupid one, but it has achieved a fair amount of traction in recent years

The National Churches Trust question about the nation’s favourite churches says much

Beware the patronising ‘new new atheists’ adopting the philosophical centre ground

Alain de Botton’s intentions are noble, but his quest for 10 Commandments for Atheists is fruitless

Art can save your soul – providing pride does not get in the way

His mission to rescue beauty from religion is arrogant and ignorant