- Aug 24, 2009
It seems to me that secular French state is starting a religious conflict that they can only lose. Secularism versus Islam is a struggle that atheists cannot win because they're not smart enough to keep their opponents out of their civil space.Complete secularism is not a reality. You can only have secularism in a place with no religion or little enough religion for it not to matter. Either that or you accept their is no democracy.
There is a balance though where both religion and politics compliment each other. A big problem now is the demand for loyalty to the state is in competition with the demand for loyalty to religion. This is brutally being played out in France. Both can work alongside each other in my opinion.