Freedom of Religion and the Secular State
Huh? Which law, you ask?
It’s an insidious proposed law which would require Christians to vote for Christians, Sunnis to vote for Sunnis, Druze to vote for Druze, etc. It’s supposed to ensure representation for smaller sects, without actually giving any choice at all to the most underrepresented faction; atheists.
A highly diverse country which was once a model of freedom of reli ...more
Russell's comments on various aspects of secularism and the state in this book challenged some of my thinking, but in a good way. I wouldn't say he changed my mind in every situation, but more so got me to go back over some of my positions. Overall, I think this is a fantastic read f ...more
A fantastic book on the topic of separation of church and state. The book basis the majority of it's examination of the issues on concepts originally put forth by John Locke and John Stuart Mill, as well as existing case law in several countries. The issues covered include:
A Short History of Religious Intolerance
Hobbes, Locke, and their Legacy: Models of the Modern State
Religious Impositions and Endorsements
Religion-Based Morality and the Secular State
Persecution, Accommodation, and Con ...more