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Sarah Posner (sarahposner.com, God's Profits) and Jacques Berlinerblau (Georgetown UniversityHow to Be Secular)

On The Posner Show, Sarah speaks with Jacques Berlinerblau about his new book, How To Be Secular, in which he says American secularism needs to “check into rehab.” Why did secularism lose steam to the Christian right, despite having been protected by the Supreme Court in the 1960s and ’70s? And what would it take for secularism to succeed today? Jacques argues that secularist leaders need to abandon strict separationism for what he calls an accommodationist approach. Is Obama’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership a good idea? Finally, Sarah and Jacques agree that God-talk on the campaign trail is here to stay.

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Recorded:Sep 20    Posted:Sep 29, 2012
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The Posner Show | Sep 29, 2012 | Sarah Posner & Jacques Berlinerblau

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