This Very Special Afternoon Inquisition brought to you by Oskar Kennedy, winner of last week’s Comment o’ the Week:
Most of us live in societies that are at least ostensibly secular.
(Apologies to anyone reading this in Tehran) In practice, however, we
rarely achieve this ideal. The UK still has an established church. In
the US, atheists are among the least trusted social groups, and
politicians are obligated to put their faith on display in order to
So, for my Afternoon Inquisition, I’d like to explore the
possibilities of the concept.
What would your ideal secular society look like, and how would it
Think law and government, but also social structures, moral codes and
anything else that you’d like to throw in. And feel free to use
real-world examples where appropriate.