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profane

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

profane

see SACRED AND PROFANE.
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Alternately Agamben proposes to profane the un-profanable, profaning the mundane sense of profane which makes worldly something holy.
In Armstrong's narrative, the Crusaders' brutality was a terrible profaning of the holy city, one ``which permanently damaged relations between the three religions of Abraham.