Sunday, June 8, 2014
Secularism is a Global Issue
A recent opinion piece in the India Express touched on a number of issues that impact societies around the globe. It was written specifically with the election of Narendra Modi to the Prime Minister's office in India but is still notable for its connection to similar circumstance and themes elsewhere. Gurpreet Mahajan's "The divisiveness of secularism" is rather well written and quite interesting despite the title. Mahajan a decent job examining the intersection between religion and politics as well as pointing out some of the ways secularism is misinterpreted and misrepresented. Unfortunately, the author doesn't seem to have a firm grasp on secularism either. Compared to a wide variety of pieces I've read on secularism this is probably one of the best in recent years. At least, from a theistic perspective.