Corpus ID: 152770946

Exemptions to the Law, Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience in Postsecular Societies

@inproceedings{Boucher2014ExemptionsTT,
  title={Exemptions to the Law, Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience in Postsecular Societies},
  author={F. Boucher},
  year={2014}
}
In this paper, I argue that the diversity characteristic of postsecular societies challenges the special legal status of religion and confronts liberal egalitarians to a dilemma. I first argue that there are no good reasons to single out religion for special legal treatment and to make conventional religious convictions the only legitimate candidates for exemptions to neutral laws of general applicability. Then, I show that once they acknowledge this point, liberal egalitarians find themselves… Expand