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secularism

Philosophy a doctrine that rejects religion, esp in ethics
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It is my conviction that a democratic transformative pluralism in Colombia would strengthen itself by promoting a more informed and reflexive evaluation of the different ethical and political implications of diverse religious discourses and practices, instead of insisting on the antagonism between the religious and the secular, religious groups and secularistic perspectives.
(16) On the Italian model, I try to distinguish "secular" (laico) as a label describing essentially forms of Church/State separation that do not call into question the value of either of the two entities, from "secularistic" (laicistico), which expresses a polemic assertion of secular values against religious values.
Secularistic Practices and Progressive Politics', International
"Values are real and antecedent to our discovery of them," bur the "secularistic direction of the Zeitgeist" threatened these values.
I think it betrays desperation on the part of those who have a scientistic and secularistic view of the world.
In the summer of 1950, he undertook a 90 day assignment in Bavaria and Wurttemberg-Baden devoted to consulting, lecturing, and participating in seminars in order to instill faith in "a spiritual conception of life" to counter the Communist alternative of "a godless form of democracy, a diluted, secularistic and materialistic brand of expedient and pragmatic democracy." "The Germans," according to Munier, "are still looking for the real substance of democracy, the religious, philosophical foundation." (42)
We also reiterated our view that all of this is due to the divorce of knowledge from wisdom, and that this, in turn, is rooted in the dominance of a secularistic worldview in academic circles.
"The Islamic Worldview is essentially a theistic and ethical worldview which contrasts sharply with the secularistic or atheistic alternatives.
We are at the present moment, as all signs increasingly disclose, entering a radical phase of historical consciousness, expansionist in outlook, secularistic in habit, materialistic in desire, with little or no reference to an inner check, or to the need for spiritual roots, or to a yearning for moral virtue, or concern with the idea of transcendence, or respect for an aristocracy of taste.
Three typical factors causing such questions have included the Moderate-Fundamentalist controversy, post-denominational developments, and secularistic assaults on Baptist ways of approaching life, faith, and church.
It is difficult but important to distinguish secular and secularistic (totality oriented) modes of thought.
Dependence of both government and media on secularistic explanations, with consequent failure to adequately probe the religious dimensions of the Middle Eastern context of the war will be discussed at length in the "Perspective" section, p.