Can we survive without a common good?

People shop at a market in the neighbourhood of Molenbeek, where Belgian police staged a raid following the attacks in Paris, at Brussels, Belgium November 15, 2015. Belgian authorities say two of the gunmen who staged the deadly assaults on Paris on Friday were from the capital Brussels, and its poorer municipality of Molenbeek. Police detained several people in the mainly Muslim neighbourhood, and brought a bomb disposal van to the area. REUTERS/Yves Herman  - RTS76P5

Recent debates in Europe and the United States about key societal issues like abortion or same-sex marriages show that, in contemporary Western societies, there is no longer a natural law common to believers and non-believers. In other words, and whatever the intellectual genealogy of contemporary secularism may be, the gap between religious and secular values has become such that there is no longer a “common Go(o)d”.