This book attempts to articulate the nature of a secular society, describe its benefits, and suggests the conditions under which such a society could emerge. To become secular, argues Fenn, is to open oneself and ones society to a wide range of possibilities, some interesting and exciting, some burdensome and dreadful. While some sociologists have argued that a Civil Religion is necessary to hold together our newly religionless society, Fenn urges that there is nothing to fear--and everything to gain--from living in a society that is not bound together by sacred memories and beliefs, or by sacred institutions and practices.
- Publication Date:
- 29 / 05 / 2001