Have We Forgotten How to Be Secular?

According to Jacques Berlinerblau, associate professor of Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University, more biblical verses have been invoked by presidents and presidential candidates in the past four years than they have in the previous two or three decades. Berlinerblau posits that our society may be forgetting how to be secular, or what "secularism" even means, and has written a new book entitled "How to Be Secular: A Call to Arms for Religious Freedom" in order to address the issue."Weary of religious conservatives urging “defense of marriage” and atheist polemicists decrying the crimes of religion? Sick of pundits who want only to recast American life in their own image? Americ … [Read more...]