The LibDems for a secular state… Posted on 23 May, 20066 June, 2006 by reason42 An excellent article was posted on the Guardian’s ‘Comment is Free’ site. It’s definitley food for though, so check it out here: The LibDems can be born again Tweet Share this:TwitterFacebook
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According to his profile Theo is a postmodern theologian. Either would justify utterly abstruse incomprehensibility on his part. Yet what he says is quite comprehensible and reasonable.
And then he says:
“What do we have in common as a nation? Not a religion, but a secular faith: secular liberalism. A party that dares to say this, and so to provoke the wrath of various clerics…”
Oh dear. I should think that calling liberalism a faith is precisely the sort of thing that would make it appeal only to agnostics, and utterly horrify believers and atheists alike.
Damn, I need a read my own stuff.Â I wrote defiantly instead of definitely. My bad.Â Edit made.
Yes, like you Joe i\’m uncomfortable with calling liberalism a faith. Still, the argument he puts forwards is very interesting. I wonder if the Lib Dems have actually considered this.Â Well, I will find out by writing to them. I shall report back soon.
Found out ages ago that the Lib Dems do have seperation of Church and State in their manifesto.