An American friend of mine posted a succinct and personal definition of secularism in another forum, and I wondered what you all made of it. Does it go far enough? Is it inclusive or exclusive enough? How might it be improved?
"Secularism is dedicated to the destruction of the concept of faith-based coercion as a legitimate part of the overall concept of good governance. It is needed not only in Islamic countries, but also *here* (in fact, we used to have it; it is still in the Constitution). Secularism is not atheism or other flavors of freethought; it is religious liberty but not religious dominion, and is legally guaranteed by the separation of church and state."
What do you think?