100 Words, 100 Days: Day 8. On Secularism.

You walk into McDonald’s and ask for a Big Mac and fries. Your server prepares your tray, gives you your food, takes your money, and says have a nice day (or words to that effect). This, my friends, is what is called a secular transaction. Your server cares not for your religious or political beliefs. He or she doesn’t care whether you have any or not. They’re not necessary for transactions of this kind.

A secular society recognises that there’s a place for everything, and everything should be in its place. It is not anti religion or anti God. At least, it shouldn’t be.

5 responses to “100 Words, 100 Days: Day 8. On Secularism.

  1. Meanwhile, you are walking away from the counter praying to God that the fools got your order right.

  2. It would be great if people kept their religious, political and I might add, sexual preferences to themselves, unless asked to share them. What’s mine are mine and what’s yours are yours!

  3. It’s hard to keep religious beliefs private, in the best sense of that word, when
    A) Places of worship are frequently the largest non-commercial buildings in a town;
    B) Many religions encourage, if not actually require, their adherents to proselytise;
    C) The “we’re right and they’re wrong” element of much of the morality in some religions encourages adherents to pronounce publicly on what they see as the immorality of other citizens, and to do so citing their sacred literature as a basis for their opinions.

  4. I like secular. It’s uncomplicated. A ‘no strings’ approach.

  5. yup going into McDonalds doesn’t make you a hamburger anymore then going to church makes you a Christian….lol

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