Secularism

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Secularism, promoted by secularists, is the belief that religion should be a private, personal, voluntary affair that does not impose upon other people. Public spaces and officialdom should therefore be religion-neutral. Secularism ensures that religions are treated fairly and that no bias exists for a particular religion, and also that non-religious folk such as Humanists are treated with equal respect. It is the only democratic way to proceed in a globalized world where populations are free to choose their own, varied, religions.

The following is the content of my main pages on secularism and secularisation:


1. Secularisation Theory: Will Modern Society Reject Religion? What is Secularism?

2. Anti-Religious Forces: Specific Factors Fuelling Secularisation

3. Legislation and Faith: Religious Rights and Religious Wrongs

By Vexen Crabtree
http://www.humanreligions.info/secularism.html
Parent page: Human Religions

References: (What's this?)

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Breuilly, O'Brien & Palmer
(1997) Religions of the World. Hardback book. Subtitled: "The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions, & Festivals". Published by Lionheart Books. By Elizabeth Breuilly, Joanne O'Brien & Martin Palmer. Published for Transedition Limited and Fernleigh Books.

Kressel, Neil
(2007) Bad Faith: The Danger of Religious Extremism. E-book. Amazon Kindle digital edition. Published by Prometheus Books, New York, USA.

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