Category Archives: Ellen Willis

A Genuinely Democratic Society

A genuinely democratic society requires a secular ethos: one that does not equate morality with religion, stigmatize atheists, defer to religious interests, and aim over others to make religious belief an informal qualification for public office. Ellen Willis, “Freedom from … Continue reading

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Democracy is Anti-Absolutist

If believers feel that their faith is trivialized and their true selves compromised by a society that will not give religious imperatives special weight, their problem is not that secularists are anti-democratic but that democracy is anti-absolutist. Ellen Willis, “Freedom … Continue reading

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