The question is an old one, of course. Basically, it is the question of whether democratic values are ripe for export.
Countless books now considered indispensable works of the Western tradition were for a long time suppressed by the Catholic Church.
In our ideologically divided world, there seems to be one conviction that atheists and believers subscribe: religion is back on the agenda.
The critic must be able to place himself or herself over against the religious tradition. That presupposes what may be called moral autonomy.
Advocates for a burqa-free Europe have faced vigorous opposition from those who claim burqa bans encourage anti-Muslim stereotyping.
The outright rejection of the idea of scriptural authority seems to be more straightforward and intellectually promising than any alternative.
Some people think religion has no real influence on what happens in the world. This group is composed of believers and unbelievers alike.
Under the present conditions of religious radicalism, the religiously neutral or secular state has better prospects than multiculturalism.
The west has a long history of people getting into serious trouble for speaking ill of objects of religious veneration, even before Christianity.
In an age of international religious terrorism divine command morality poses considerable problems for the maintenance of the political order.