I just proved that I didn’t take them to be synonymous since I literally treated them separately, including in separate sections of the article.

It’s very simple: secularism returns separately to quasi-theistic beliefs (to irrational faith in substitute gods or idols) and to quasi-religious social practices (the self-destructive worship of those false gods). There are, then, two aspects of the ironic incoherence of secularism, the philosophical and the sociological, and I treat them separately in the article.

If you’re done trolling now, I’m sure there are some short articles you can find somewhere.

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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