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Cécile Laborde political philosopher : “Liberalism does not privilege unbelief over belief, nor does it favour one religious conception over another. This is the limited neutrality to which it aspires. This is different from more militant forms of liberalism and secularism, which postulate that religious belief is intrinsically incompatible with liberalism – and which therefore substitute their own atheistic, humanistic worldview for that of religions. The purely political liberalism is not a religion in this sense, and one of the reasons I find it attractive is that it can form the basis for a kind of overlapping consensus around political values between citizens of faith and citizens of no faith.”

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