Secularism is not against religion – it's about having a neutral public domain, about allowing different points of view to have their place in the sun without privileging any one of them.

Anthony Grayling is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a Supernumary Fellow of St Anne's College. He has written and edited many books, including Against All Gods and often writes for the Observer, the Economist, the Independent on Sunday and other newspapers and magazines.

Grayling is also an ardent atheist, Fellow of the World Economic Forum and a member of its C-100 group on relations between the West and the Islamic world.

His latest books are Thinking of Answers: Questions in the Philosophy of Everyday Life and The Good Book.