Alain de Botton: Atheism 2.0

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.

Our Machiavellian Boy

Today the boys were at my mother’s place. They had a 3 wise kings cake for afternoon tea and there is this tradition that in one of the cake pieces there is a little king figurine and the person who get’s this piece is the king/queen for the day.
My mother had the special piece but to make Keagan happy she suggested that he could be the husband of the queen. Keagan agreed to the wedding and after this his first act as the king was to revoke the queen title of my mother and to become the sole ruler of the appartment. Brilliant move!