But what is "secular"? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Alexis
    • 29.09.09 | 00:33 (IST)

    The author sings the praises of secularism without defining it. How does he envision it applying to Israel? What are its limits? This is a general paean to the idea of liberalism, with no substance to it. Europe might not be the best defense for his cause, either, given the withering of religion there, coexisting with ineffectual state-affiliated churches in several countries. Europe today is less about secular tolerance than the withering of traditional religion.

    from the article: Why Israel must become a secular state: a thought for Yom Kippur 5770
    First published 16:53 27.09.09 | Last updated 16:11 13.11.09
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