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Introduction: Setting the Context and Agenda

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Part of the Studies in Humanist and Atheism book series (HRC)

Abstract

While many nontheistic organizations are opposed to theological and ritual structures of theism as practiced in private, personal belief is a minor consideration in comparison to what they perceive as the potential damage to progressive policies and quality of life represented by theistically driven takes on public life. Framing this situation as a challenge to the constitutional separation of church and state, many of these organizations see theism’s encroachment into the public sphere as a fundamental threat to a democratic and reasonable life.

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Public Policy Humanist Organization Public Life Religious Freedom Public Arena 
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© Anthony B. Pinn 2014

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