puleczover 1 year ago
Interesting article. But why calling those structures "temples"? It might sound catchy now, but won't this eventually lead to new forms of hidden/masked religions like Scientology etc? There is definitely need for awe in todays society. And there are actually many things that provide just that - night sky, education, museums etc etc. Curious person is awed all the time. Trying to awe people just by awesome structure (eventhough it has the scientific base) is not far away from medieval people being awed by cathedrals. Awe is not enough, the curiosity of what process lies behind this awe is the crucial thing.
There is confusion going on amongst religious people lately - some of them argue that atheism is actually form of religion too. That is of course nonsense and absolute misunderstanding of the whole idea. Building "temples for atheists" will just strenghten this false view and totally dissolve the very definition of atheism. Atheism does not need to convert people on it's side.