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secularism

Philosophy a doctrine that rejects religion, esp in ethics
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The former are religious but not in fight with the secularistic foundation of the existing regime, while the latter wish to change this very foundation.
vii) Secularistic or materialistic philosophies of science (Kamal Hassan).
His delineation of some of the consequences of American secularistic ideology underlines the tensive nature of a "realism without virtue" and an "idealism without prudence.
Even moral issues that are not fundamentally religious, such as opposition to legalized abortion, often are arbitrarily labeled "merely religious" by secularistic opponents to remove them from the domain of "rational" argumentation.
I would argue that a combination of things--black nationalism of an overly secularistic and atheistic variety, breakdown of the African-American two-parent home, the triumph of political conservatism in a number of areas, infusion of drugs and materialism in American society--has severely compromised that Christian-based racial identity.
Although Abrams is aware that the secularization process has played a role in this- as the American Jewish leadership foresaw- he spends much time discussing changes in the official positions and educational materials of the various Christian denominations without acknowledging that these changes are, in all likelihood, in part due to the secularistic mindset that has affected even many religious people.
While it differs considerably whether we trace this avoidance to elitist, secularistic control of public media or universities, or to an inbred respect for the sacredness of the individual believer, we are still left with doubts that Murray's natural-law ethics and spirituality can forge a shared sense of public purpose sufficient for a nation that is becoming more, not less, pluralistic.
But if the theological and spiritual dimensions of ecumenical action are overshadowed by secularistic perspectives and considerations, or if unity is conceived exclusively in terms of the church's struggle for justice and peace, or if we do not identify the specificity of our ecumenical involvement and establish a creative and sound theological interaction between the search for unity and engagement in social and ethical issues, then the ecumenical movement becomes totally "horizontalized", and an uncritical commitment to human issues may engender a serious dichotomy.
In an overwhelmingly secularistic society that recognizes only materialistic values religious perspectives tend to be among the "dissenting opinions" that are routinely suppressed or distorted in the media.
Suspicion and estrangement continued between Catholics and non-Catholics that was moderated by the secularistic spirit of a large segment of the Czech ci tizenry.
4) In comparison with the majority of other post-socialist countries, Slovenia experienced a milder form of secularistic monopoly, one that was not marked by the de facto occupation of a foreign power.