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Can Christians Contribute to a Secular Democracy?

Government always involves an element of coercion. Absolute pacifists are taxed to pay for aircraft carriers, environmentalists for nuclear power stations. Yet democracy depends on citizens treating each other as rational decision makers; our laws are meant to be built upon consent rather than coercion.

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David Cameron’s Call to Evangelism: An Evangelical Response

We are not deeply concerned with political matters at Saints and Sceptics. It is just as well; while the different writers can worship as one, we cannot find a set of  political policies which would unite us. When we compare our political beliefs with those held by our brothers and sisters across the Atlantic, matters become even more confusing.

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How Open is the Secular Mind?

Why Politics Needs Religion: the Place of Religious Arguments in the Public Square. Author: Brendan Sweetman (IVP Academic: 2006) Reviewer: Graham Veale

Secularism is the new orthodoxy in British politics; our politicians cannot, must not, and shall not “do God”. The Prime Minister might mention that God is important to some people; but not so important that theology could have a role in public policy.

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The Roots of Tolerance

The End of Secularism Author: Hunter Baker Publisher: Crossway (2009) Reviewer: Graham Veale

In 2002 Susan Pace Hamill, a former tax attorney and Professor of Law at the University of Alabama, decided to attack her state’s tax code in the Alabama Law Review.

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