Secularization IS NOT Neutral

Fr. Raymond De Souza points out the real idea behind the 'open secularism' put forward in Quebec's Bouchard-Taylor Report:

"..How does the state remain neutral between religion and non-religion? One might seek to have a public prayer that is largely neutral between religions, but how to be neutral between praying and not praying?

In point of fact, experience teaches that such neutrality is not neutral at all. It strips public life of all religious signs and symbols in the name of neutrality. The report itself reveals this when it uses the terms "neutral state" and "secular state" interchangeably. If the state is secular, how can it be neutral between religion and non-religion?" more...

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