challenging religious privilege in public life

Paul Cliteur

State and religion against the backdrop of religious radicalism

Under the present conditions of religious radicalism, the religiously neutral or secular state has better prospects than multiculturalism.

Command Ethics or Divine Command Ethics?

The fact that Abraham could have made a different choice from the one he actually made does not exculpate the tradition itself.

Criticism of religion as the first pillar of freethought

The two elements of critique of religion and predilection for free speech adequately sum up the movement for freethought.

Why religious terrorism is really religious

To understand religious terrorism we first have to listen to what the terrorists themselves are saying. Not many people are prepared to do this.

“Go Ghost” – Offence, Democratic State Duties & Theoterrorism

Contemporary political leaders all seem to give the same advice to citizens in western states, viz. not to provoke the terrorists.

Terror Has Already Led to Self-Restraint

Should artists and public intellectuals sometimes restrain themselves in criticizing religion, in particular radical Islam?

Self-Defence And Terrorism

We hear it said we are witnessing a “clash of civilizations”. The most important question, however, is the following: can the problem be solved?

Kant’s Legacy in Nineteenth-Century German Theology

The doctrine of moral autonomy is described as the main contribution of the Enlightenment to the cultural heritage of mankind.

Atheism as an Unpopular Position

It seems that the nature of the rejection of atheism has changed, but there still is, so it seems, a widespread condemnation of it.

Falling prey to relativism

The postmodern relativistic – or nihilistic – position makes Western societies easy prey for the ideology of radical Islamism.