secularism


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secularism

Philosophy a doctrine that rejects religion, esp in ethics
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Following modood the key feature of moderate secularism is that it sees organized religion as not just a private benefit but as a potential public good or national resource []which the state can in some circumstances assist to realise'.
She also said that there can be no India without secularism and it remains more than an ideal.
Secularism extols freedom, but if secularism becomes an ideology, it forgets that freedom must involve the possibility of questioning the way things are.
Secularism is the most misunderstood and mangled `ism' in Pakistan's political lexicon.
It argued for a version of secularism that is authentically pluralistic.
Secularism has become strongly associated in the Arab and broader Muslim worlds with atheism, iconoclasm, and anti-religious attitudes and policies.
where he prays is immaterial," said Modi explaining what secularism means to him.
There, secularization in the Middle East stemmed from the efforts of authoritarian rulers to copy Western models of secularism and impose them by force on traditional Muslim societies.
might be inhibiting secularism from full acceptance as a valid alternative to religious commitment.
More to the point, secularism imposed through coercion has a limited shelf life - eventually the dictatorship will fall and a backlash against secularism will occur.
At times, to the detriment of the tenants of secularism, constituency politics leads them to be led by marginal players operating on the fringes of the political spectrum.
was to define what secularism is and what it is not.