Harvard Political Review: “Is Godless Great?”

Sarah Harland-Logan writing at Harvard Political Review: “Despite its many achievements, particularly in the last half-century, secularism remains a controversial subject in the American public sphere. Hunter Baker, a professor at Houston Baptist University and the author of The End of Secularism, told the HPR that secularists’ goal of removing religion from the arena of political decision-making is problematic. Baker said that ‘individuals bring their religious beliefs to the public square because they have integrity.’ Baker argued that, since the great majority of Americans are still Christians, it is inevitable, and even desirable, that politicians will ‘want to provide their real basis for a stand they take, rather than formulate a false one that meets some secular language requirement.’” | At First Things, Hunter Baker provides the full text of his email exchange with Harland-Logan.