secularism


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secularism

Philosophy a doctrine that rejects religion, esp in ethics
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First, Defense against Secularism should clarify religious fundamentalism in the United States.
The only secularism that can really arouse moral motivation and impel action is an enchanted secularism, one that puts emotional relations first and autonomy second.
There can be no Indianness, no India without secularism.
Secularism is the principle of separation of government institutions and persons mandated to represent the state from religious institutions and religious dignitaries.
What devout Muslims need to understand is that real secularism alone offers them something most of them seem to badly want: freedom.
The BJP's prime ministerial candidate for 2014 also told the young voters in his audience what secularism means to him.
Saddam Hussein in Iraq and the Assads in Syria, who placed secularization at the center of the Ba'ath ideology that characterized their regimes, imposed secularism more brutally.
Secularism is not a synonym for godlessness or atheism or any other form of anti-religiousness, said Berlinerblau, author of How to be Secular: A Call to Arms for Religious Freedom.
To their credit, the contributors to the Joy of Secularism agree that it is not enough to attack religion; secularism owes it to the world to present an alternative, positive, attractive ideal of life that can replace that of religion.
Keywords: Human rights, Muslim-veils, secularism, Turkey, women's rights.
WHEN I WAS A CHILD, the term secularism was equated to godlessness and thus greatly feared by orthodox Christians.
By examining implementation of laws pertaining to religious education, to religious endowments, and to inheritance of family property, Nandini Chatterjee argues that what began under the Company's Raj and continued under the British Crown generated the formation of official attitudes and procedures and that these have continued to define a special kind of secularism in our own day.