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profane

1. not designed or used for religious purposes; secular
2. not initiated into the inner mysteries or sacred rites
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profane

see SACRED AND PROFANE.
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Bellocchio may well have posted to his camera the note Fellini plastered on his, as he was filming 8 1/2: 'remember, this is a comedy!' Agamben would appreciate in his approach a profanatory, farcical third road leading out of the strictures of the binary logic that limits the options to comedy and tragedy.
While Hamina Bano is portrayed as acerbic and confident of herself and the truths she holds--"a fierce woman [...] not attracted to the concept of doubt" (Rushdie, 105), Gulbadan, as a result of a religious pilgrimage, instead of fathoming the traditional religious values, on the contrary, becomes a feminist, inciting to the profanatory manifestation of the free will:
(If transubstantiation were merely figurative, she said, "to hell with it" [Collected Works 977].) So it is no surprise that she finally favors the materiality of sacrilege as Wise Blood's profanatory mode, especially when that which she profanes is itself relentlessly materialist.