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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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  • Secularism Declares Open War on Religious Faith
    In case you didn't know it, if you are a conservative Christian, you are just like Boko Haram and ISIS. At least, that's what the secularists are saying. More absurd still, they actually believe this. Read more on this news related to 'Secularism'
  • Secularism grows as more US Christians turn 'churchless'
    If you're dismayed that one in five Americans (20 percent) are "nones" -- people who claim no particular religious identity -- brace yourself. How does 38 percent sound? Read more on this news related to 'Secularism'
  • 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'

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