The positive side of secularism
* 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.