A friend sent me a link to this very good article by religion scholar Phil Zuckerman.
“The secularization of U.S. society–the waning of religious faith, practice and affiliation–is continuing at a dramatic and historically unprecedented pace. While many may consider such a development as cause for concern, such a worry is not warranted. This increasing godlessness in America is actually a good thing, to be welcomed and embraced.”
He presents a positive picture of secularity. I appreciate his emphasis on the fact that a secular society at its best protects religious rights as well as all human rights.
I would only add that it’s clear many who leave “religion” still believe in a god or the supernatural and simply don’t choose to associate or identify with any particular religious group.
Worth the read.