Podcast) was really interesting. They had the now infamous Alain De Botton on and I really liked it. He's been popping up all over the place - which from an atheist perspective is a good thing: there is no such thing as bad publicity. He has a book, and article in the Sunday Times etc etc.
Strangely, he actually made sense - contrary to previous reports. But not because of him, rather because of the excellent interviewing techniques of the AAA crew. They persisted in exploring the difficult questions - but as usual they did it in a very likable way.
This demonstrates that De Botton has clearly failed in communicating his ideas - especially to an audience that is already receptive to them. (He might think that he is building bridges with his ecumenical approach - I can assure you, on the theist side they are rubbing their hands with glee at the thought of another living strawman to poke fun at). Ironically, he lays the label of 'poor-communicator' on Richard Dawkins - he should read one or two of Dawkins' books (not The God Delusion though).
However, he saves most of his ire for PZ (P-Ezed) Myers. An odious little g-nome we must imagine.
Not fair. This is definitely a case of walk a mile in a someone else's shoes.
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