Sunday, 19 February 2012

I'm ambivalent about Alain de Botton and his School of Life but there's no denying that he's a brilliant speaker ... he speaks in paragraphs and doesn't even draw breath ... and his talk at the National Theatre last week was packed out.
But I couldn't help laughing when I saw the incredibly long line of people waiting to meet him afterwards and get their books signed.
He's clearly hit the spot with religion for atheists ...
If they still feel some primeval need for blessings and relics.

6 comments:

Toffeeapple said...

Your last sentence is an insightful comment upon human nature, Mary.

Darlene said...

There does seem to be far too much fighting in the name of religion shown on the six o'clock news. Me, I just try to be nice...most of the time and do extra nice things every once in awhile, just in case.

Cait O'Connor said...

Daft title?

mary said...

Thank you, Toffeeapple.

mary said...

Sounds much better than going to church and being mean, Darlene.

mary said...

I thought it was rather good, Cait.