Book: Everyday Humanism
Chapter: 3. The Humanist Case for Cooperation
Many nontheists unapologetically dream of a world without religion. Others, whether they see religion as good, bad, or mixed, advocate co-existence as the best way forward. This chapter argues against the common assumption that co-existence automatically entails uncritical acceptance of all beliefs and actions, describing instead a posture of "engaged co-existence" and suggesting ways that such a philosophy can play out in everyday life.