Secularism

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Secularism Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

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  • a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

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Secularism Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Secularism, also called Secularity or (adjectives: Secular or non religious) is the idea of something being not religious or not connected to a church. An example of this is the government, which is independent of any religion in many states. In some countries, such as Pakistan, Iran or Saudi Arabia, there is a state religion. In that case, the government follows the state religion. Another example is that of the United States: There, founding fathers such as Thomas Jefferson made a law that religion and government should stay separate. This means that anyone can choose to practice or not practice any religion they want, and the government cannot make them be a part of a religion if they do not want to.

The opposite of this is called Theocracy: In a theocracy the priests of religion are the rulers of the country.



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  • Why secularism matters
    A LOT of people in our country misunderstand secularism. No, let me rephrase that. Majority of Filipinos do not even understand what it is. Yet, secularism is a basic principle of our government that is embedded in our constitution as stated in the Bill of Rights (Article III, Section 5): Read more on this news related to 'Secularism'
  • Secularism and a more honest Islam
    Secularism and liberalism are not unfamiliar terms in this country, although how Malaysians understand them is a different matter altogether. Read more on this news related to 'Secularism'
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    Looking at the divisive political environment and deadly conflicts in Muslim countries around the world, Islam is not ready to be the true guardian of peace, freedom and democracy for generations to come. Read more on this news related to 'Secularism'

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