Dear Editor, With his customary clarity David Quinn describes the dilemma facing liberal s...

Afghanistan and the dilemma facing liberal secular humanism – The Irish Catholic – The Irish Catholic

Dear Editor, With his customary clarity David Quinn describes the dilemma facing liberal secular humanism [IC 26/08/2021] in light of the Afghanistan debacle now unfolding: should Western democracies try to change societies which inherit centuries of tribal customs and loyalties, or leave them alone? They believe that their human rights gospel must be extended to the whole world. Mr Quinn points to a similar dilemma which faced Christian missionaries long before it faced “UN-type human rights type activists”. Should they bring the Gospel to nations which had not received it or not? For centuries this was no dilemma at all; …

 

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