Jesse D Posted over 3 years ago Alain de Botton: Atheism 2.0 Good about this lecture: Humanist organizations should indeed focus on common (short of "holy") rituals, holidays, and art. Humanists should also get comfortable with the word "sermon"; after all, the goal remains to unite everyone under particular values like reason, compassion, and community. Needs improvement in this lecture: Atheism, let alone "Atheism 2.0", does not provide a banner under which to do all this. I am thinking about how to spread these ideas, and it kills me that de Botton misses a great opportunity to teach everyone the word "Humanism". All in my opinion.