Secularism: wanting our government to treat all people without privilege or discrimination based upon religion, race, etc.
How could anyone be opposed to this unless they are already privileging from, or having their ‘enemies’ discriminated against, as a result of the current setup? One may wonder why religion is often terrified of secularism, then again…
What do you think? Is there any justifiable reason to be afraid of a purely secular government? And what are reasons for which others fear such a setup?
For me, all too often I hear, see, read about Christians, for example, who are abhor secularism because they feel it takes away ground they’ve already won, it ‘treads on their freedom’. From my point of view though, if you were truly Christian and all for equality you have nothing to fear int he slightest. The only reason you could possibly be annoyed is that you will now be only a level playing field with everyone else, instead of having the upper hand, whether it’s access to children in state funded schools or access to government like in the UK where 26 seats on parliament are reserved for bishops.
I find it offensive when religion so often portrays itself as altruistic and so adamantly pro equality, yet it only seems this is the case when said equality comes at someone else’s cost.