Thursday 19 April 2018

The positive side of secularism

Pope Francis: promoting a more humble presence for church
Pope Francis: promoting a more humble presence for church

* I read persistent expressions of regret about the way Ireland is becoming a secular society.

Secularisation has been afoot for as long as I can remember and has a very positive influence in attempts to get clear about the relationship between religious belief and the public world we share with believers and non-believers alike.

Any society is a strange amalgam of different interests and beliefs. I find that a trip on the Luas tram in Dublin reveals the great variety of voices that make up human discourse.

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