Every week in Newsline we have a couple of quotes of the week on topics related to secularism. Please feel free to share these images.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017
What is the right punishment for blasphemy?
Fri, 10 Mar 2017
The key [to stopping radicalisation] is integration because the first people it harms not to be integrated successfully in this country, are the very people that the multiculturalists of the 90s claimed that they were wanting to defend and support.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017
We need to ask challenging questions on whether it can ever be right to deny a child their entitlement to vital education through good, age-appropriate information, not least because we know how important that is to keeping them safe.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017
By 2030 Russia will be like medieval Spain, where the Inquisition persecuted non-believers and heretics.
The automatic inclusion of representatives of other faiths is an unacceptable solution due to the difficulty of deciding which faiths and denominations within faiths to include, how to include non-religious organisations, and the constantly changing demographics of the UK.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017
Secularism is not merely desirable but essential for the healthy existence of a pluralist society such as ours. It implies a separation that exists between the state and religion. This does not detract from the fact that the right to religion is a fundamental right and the denial of this freedom is a violation of the basic principles of democracy.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017
Most people agree that educating children together is a better way forward for our society - it's time to turn our aspiration into reality.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017
What we need, above all, is a new centre to our politicsone that defends secularism, science, and free speech against their enemies on both the Left and the Right. And now we each must choose between supporting that civilizing project and joining in the chaos to come.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017
Maybe not only God, but even the pope will be a factor in the French presidential campaign.
Nobody wants the church. Why does the church want us?
Fri, 20 Jan 2017
For goodness sake, buy Caroline Fourest's book.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017
At the moment, we only have sex and relationship education across our schools in a very patchy way. Some schools are doing amazing work, and we should recognise that, but safeguarding only works if every young child has access to information, training and support.
The whole spectacle of religion and politics, as it has played out with Trump's election, continues to damage the view Millennials have of organised religion . Religion is now essentially politics in drag.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017
Secularism is not opposed to religion, but is opposed to the religious control over civil institutions, law and governance.
It's not really the way we've ever done things in this country, we didn't ban communism during the cold war and I think we should be strong and robust enough to argue back.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016
The Government's silence in the matter of Louis Smith ... heralds, de facto, the reintroduction of an unwritten blasphemy law, enforced by threat and thuggery.
This House reaffirms the right of every person in this country to use the phrase Happy Christmas; and encourages communities to remember and celebrate the real reason for Christmas which is the birth of Christ.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016
Children should be encouraged to integrate and become part of the wider community. A secular and impartial educational system is the only way of doing this. In secondary schools, God should be left at the door and religions taught impartially and without bias, as a means of understanding the diversity of faith.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016
This isn't about Christianity, this isn't about loving your neighbour. This isn't about looking after the poor. This isn't about the meek inheriting the earth. This isn't about being excellent to each other and seeking to do the right thing by those less fortunate than yourself. This is about B&B owners being able to turn away gay couples ... and this is about people being able to stand up in public and describe homosexuality as sinful without being told to sod off.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016
If we don't want extremists to take over our country and turn it into their own personal kingdom, if we don't want them to sit on thrones shouting off with their heads every time someone opens their mouth, if we don't want to see the literal version of Game of Thrones around us, secularism is the only way to ensure that does not happen.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016
I have said it abroad and now I am saying it again that Islam will be dropped from Bangladesh's constitution when the time comes. The force of secularism is within the people of Bangladesh. There is no such thing as a 'minority' in our country.
Fri, 04 Nov 2016
When people make fun of Christianity in this country it rightly turns the other cheek. When a young gymnast, Louis Smith, makes fun of another religion widely practised in this country he is hounded on Twitter, by the media and suspended by his association. For goodness sake Mr Speaker this man received death threats and we have all looked the other way.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016
It's a strange thing to say about a country in the middle of Europe, in the 21st century, but this is how it works nearly all politicians here are afraid of the Catholic church.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016
The fate of an illiterate berry picker on death row for blasphemy has gripped Pakistan in a [furore] of religious fanaticism. Few examples better illustrate the misplaced priorities of the Pakistani government and the country's Islamist ideologues.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016
It is very frustrating that Theresa May is committed to creating more faith schools in a country which is already deeply divided. Faith schools segregate children along religious as well as ethnic lines. This will create generations of British children who have had next to no contact with people from different walks of life.