The Secular Outlook: In Defense of Moral and Political by Paul Cliteur

By Paul Cliteur

The Secular Outlook: In safeguard of ethical and Political Secularism exhibits how humans can dwell jointly and conquer the problem of spiritual terrorism through adopting a "secular outlook" on lifestyles and politics. indicates how secularism can solution the matter of spiritual terrorismProvides new views on how non secular minorities might be built-in into liberal democraciesReveals how secularism has won a brand new political and ethical significance.Also examines such subject matters as atheism, non secular feedback and unfastened speech

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But who would be? ” It states: 72 See also: Kenny, Anthony, The Unknown God: Agnostic Essays, Continuum, London 2004. , Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY 2000, p. 28: “Given the wide diversity of religious opinions, I have chosen to discuss Christianity throughout this book in order to focus my arguments. g. e. correct) belief, and (3) a belief that a least some knowledge necessary for salvation requires faith in divine revelation, knowledge that cannot otherwise be justified through reason alone. ” What this all amounts to, in my view, is that, although Smith presents a broad definition of atheism (see the previous pages), his focus is on atheism in the narrow sense of the word, viz.

The Atheist Debater’s Handbook, Prometheus Books, Buffalo 1981, p. 11. , Atheism. The Case against God, Prometheus Books, Buffalo, NY, 1989 (1979), p. 7. 95 Smith, Atheism, p. 7. The French atheist Paul Desalmand writes that the atheist does not try to demonstrate the non-existence of God because he knows this is an idle undertaking. He only wants to show the inconsistencies in the theist position. See: Desalmand, Paul, L’athéisme expliqué aux croyants [Atheism Explained to Believers], Le Navire en Pleine Ville, Paris 2007, p.

Must God, if he exists in the mind, also exist in reality (Anselm)? Can an omnipotent being be constrained by justice and goodness (Ghazali)? , A Dictionary of Philosophy, Pan Books, Macmillan, London 1979, p. 28. See also: Jean Montenot, Encyclopédie de la Philosophie [Encyclopedia of Philosophy], La Pochotèque, Livre de Poche, Paris 2002, p. 106 using “atheism” as a term signifying the denial of the existence of God. 75 What this all amounts to is that discussions on the existence of God very often were discussions about the compatibility of the characteristics that in the theistic tradition are ascribed to God.

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