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← The problem in public life isn’t Islam, but religion itself

DanDare's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by DanDare

I get a bit disturbed by this use of the term "public sphere". It seems to extend to people chatting about their beliefs in the pub. State Secularism is about governments not having purely religious laws, and not taking sides on religious subjects. By phrasing it as a dichotomy about speaking out about religion and about keeping it private it is making secularism out to be oppressive.

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:43:36 UTC | #920714