All the negative qualities that atheists ascribe to religion can be applied to liberalism. People will always try to find a higher meaning in life, and when they turn their backs on religion (because they're sooo smart and scientific), they invariably find a substitute. But really, they're just exchanging a belief in God for a belief in mankind. Mankind has always failed in this trust.
Marcel Proust shut out visitors from his cork-lined room, where he wrote, but he probably expected to be immortalized in the literary canon. Description from likesuccess.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images