„In the West, secularism implies pinpricking religious fraud and arrogance, but in India, secularists are the most eloquent defenders of myth and theocracy.“

2000s, Who is a Hindu, (2001)

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Koenraad Elst
belgischer Autor über u.a. indische Politik und Geschichte 1959

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„For democrats, it's as crucial to defend secular culture as to preserve secular law.“

—  Ellen Willis writer, activist 1941 - 2006

"Freedom from Religion," The Nation (19 February 2001)
Kontext: For democrats, it's as crucial to defend secular culture as to preserve secular law. And in fact the two projects are inseparable: When religion defines morality, the wall between church and state comes to be seen as immoral.

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„The secular state is the guarantee of religious pluralism. This apparent paradox, again, is the simplest and most elegant of political truths.“

—  Christopher Hitchens British American author and journalist 1949 - 2011

"Ireland" (1998).
2000s, 2000, Unacknowledged Legislation: Writers in the Public Sphere (2000)

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„Indeed, secular morality, which is not twisted by adherence to the supposed commands of a god, is superior to most “religious” morality.“

—  Jerry Coyne, buch Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible

Quelle: Faith vs. Fact (2015), p. 261

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„What is most important to me is Jawaharlal Nehru's idea of India, India as a pluralist society and polity, an idea which is central to India’s survival, which has held now in the four decades after his death and which is all the more in need of defending.“

—  Shashi Tharoor Indian politician, diplomat, author 1956

Edited transcript of remarks, 11/13/03 Books for Breakfast, "Nehru: The Invention of India" Available Online http://web.archive.org/web/20060927152610/http://www.cceia.org/resources/transcripts/1075.html
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„Professional philosophers are usually only apologists: that is, they are absorbed in defending some vested illusion or some eloquent idea.“

—  George Santayana 20th-century Spanish-American philosopher associated with Pragmatism 1863 - 1952

Quelle: The Genteel Tradition in American Philosophy (1911), pp. 48-49
Kontext: Professional philosophers are usually only apologists: that is, they are absorbed in defending some vested illusion or some eloquent idea. Like lawyers or detectives, they study the case for which they are retained.

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„Tradition or myth… directly indicates that the Ailas (or Aryans) entered India from the mid-Himalayan region.“

—  F. E. Pargiter British civil servant and orientalist 1852 - 1927

Ancient Indian Historical Tradition (1962)

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„Buonaparte's foreign policy was force and menace, aided by fraud and corruption. If the fraud was discovered, force and menace succeeded; and in most cases the unfortunate victim did not dare to avow that he perceived the fraud.“

—  Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington British soldier and statesman 1769 - 1852

Letter to John Wilson Croker (29 December 1835), quoted in L. J. Jennings (ed.), The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S., Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 to 1830, Vol. II (1884), p. 288

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