Here’s a half-hour discussion of secularism, its highlight a conversation between Maryam Namazie and Anthony Grayling. The interview is bookended by her conversation with Fariborz Pooya, and Bahram Soroush, who I assume are her colleagues on one or another of the anti-Islamic committees in which she’s active.
The interview with Grayling begins at 3:15 and lasts until 22:16. There’s nothing radically new here, but it’s good to see an discussion of humanism by such an eloquent philosopher (I swear, the man speaks in complete paragraphs, with never an “um” or dropped word). It’s also useful to hear how secularism differs from atheism, Grayling’s take on whether Islam can even be compatible with secularism (6:50), and why Grayling thinks that today’s visible religious fervor is really a sign of religion’s decline.