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What Are Secularists?

Secularists are not value-free; their values are simply grounded in earthly concerns rather than in anticipation of heavenly rewards or fear of infernal punishment. Susan Jacoby, Freethinkers (2004), quoted from What Liberals Believe, page 126, edited by William Martin Advertisements

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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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