Saturday, July 16, 2016

Secularism as an alternative religion

If you wonder why I don't get all excited when I hear about a secular coup in a muslim country (at least, not on those terms alone), it's because I regard the secular as an alternative religion, not the absence of religion. Secular religion(s), maybe, as diverse as there are political philosophies - except secularism on the whole has a pretty nasty track record. There are better strains of it, but recognizing those strains means I have to differentiate between one and the other.

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