Sunday, April 27, 2008

Religion as a legitimate target of debate and respect, not just the latter at the expense of the former.

Interesting book I recently came across from Walter Benn Michaels titled "The trouble with diversity"

"Religions are beliefs, not cultures, and that religions by their very nature are making truth claims. Truth claims by their very nature, in a democratic society, are to be debated and vetted publicly. We shouldnt exclude or preclude religious discourse from public dialogue, but rather it must be stricken from our notions of ‘respect’ and that it must be engaged as any other faulty truth claim in debate in the public sphere. "

Benn Michaels, The Trouble with Diversity

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