Everyone should read this article: http://newhumanist.org.uk/2823/down-with-secularism. It is an excellent article by an Atheist, Richard Smyth, arguing against the naivete (and lack of empathy, as he puts it) of most modern secularism which tries to establish Agnosticism as the official worldview of the nation by rhetoric rather than substantial argument by defining religion as a "private matter" and trying to make laws demanding that religious people should not be able to influence public laws and policies by their views.
I can't describe the good things he says in this article. You just have to read it! Please do! It's not that long. : )
And while you're at it, read another great article along similar lines by another Atheist, none other than my good friend and podcast co-host Jason Cooperrider: http://utahfreethinkers.com/religion-and-politics-combating-potential-and-existent-theocracies-without-resorting-to-attempts-to-privatize-religion/
And if you want more, take a look at some of the excellent writings of Steven D. Smith, a law professor at the University of San Diego. You can start with this article - http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1911399 - and then go on to some of his excellent books - http://www.amazon.com/Steven-D.-Smith/e/B001HOF65W/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1341247344&sr=1-1
OK, that's it for now.
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