For all those who whine about a surge of puritanism in the US today which seeks to "roll back the clock" on freedoms we enjoy today, both in public and private life, it is NOT the religious you should fear. It was Christian thought which shaped the entire American Revolution. A diverse group of people who were members of various faiths, who understood that, if God created all people, then all people are indeed special, no matter their faith.
But what do secularists believe? I'm sure some of those who read this post will want to tell me; and I welcome your thoughts and comments, but the only evidence I have of secular influence on a governmental scale is what I see from the former Soviet Union, Communist China, North Korea, Cuba, and even Iraq under the rule of Saddam Hussein.
I hope you understand that this does not give me the greatest faith in secular philosophies when it comes to views of our common worth. They have no truth, therefore, they go about creating whatever standards conform to their desires of the moment, and the rest of us have to either live by those standards or suffer the consequences.
I choose to defend the First Amendment as it was originally written. I would rather live and work in a nation of many faiths, with people who peacefully live their faith both at home and in the public square. We've always been a nation of diverse faiths; never more than today, but members of a minority faith are now attempting to impose their worldview on the rest of us and to, at the very least, marginalize what we believe. Those are the secularists. Their priests are lawyers and their temples are the courts, where they hope to spread their influence.
Secularists have the right to believe what they believe, but they have no right to tell me where it is appropriate for me to pray, or to praise God, or even to study the Bible. Secularism is not "the voice or reason" or even of science, it is simply another voice that should be heard. And thats it.