Open "Laicity" and Secularity versus Ideological Secularism: Lessons from Switzerland

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Title
Open "Laicity" and Secularity versus Ideological Secularism: Lessons from Switzerland
Journal
Christian Bioethics
Author(s)
Muller D.
ISSN
1380-3603
1744-4195
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2009
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
15
Number
1
Pages
74-85
Language
english
Abstract
In order to avoid both religious intolerance and religious indifference, we need to develop a positive notion of an open laicity or secularity that permits us to respect our religiously plural as well as secular contemporary situation. Open laicity or secularity is the practical and political consequence of a Protestant theology and spirituality. It represents a critical answer to the disaster of secularism and laicism. Most of the difficulties in the discussion between traditionalist Christians (Orthodox, Catholic, or Evangelical!) and modern, critical Christians (Protestant, Catholic, and maybe some Orthodox too!) come from a confusion between the danger of secularism and laicism, that this article criticizes very deeply, and the positive reality of a secular world, grounded in the very biblical and theological understanding of a created world, in which God has given to all human beings the task to behave in a rational, responsible, creative, and respectful way.
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Yes
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