Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values. It requires that their proposals be subject to argument, and amenable to reason. I may be opposed to abortion for religious reasons, but if I seek to pass a law banning the practice, I cannot simply point to the teachings of my church or evoke God’s will. I have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths, including those with no faith at all.
16 noviembre 2008
Can we understand that?
Permitan que me sume al entusiasmo planetario. Aunque sólo sea por esta bella defensa de la de la razón que Barack Obama formuló en Chicago tras saber que era el nuevo inquilino de la Casa Blanca: