The tenets or principles of the secularists.
belief that religion and ecclesiastical affairs should not enter into the functions of the state,; esp., into public education
a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations
a state in which all people irrespective of their caste, creed, birth, religion enjoys equal rights
A theory or philosophy that denies the relevance of religious considerations to any and all facets of everyday life.
The promotion of secular policies like the separation of church and state. Not to be confused with Secularization, which aims to be a purely objective and value-free theory of in the sociology of religion. The USA is a secular state because the Constitution forbids establishment of a religion, but it is not secularised compared with much of the rest of the Western world.
The modern tendency to separate religion from everyday life and to see values and rules for living as taken from the experience in this world, not from divine revelation.
level: Basic (2) [ order by level] The principle wherein government and public life are independent of organized religion.
Affirmation in all the faiths, showing no official patronage to any religions or religions.
attitude that tends to find the ultimate explanation of everything and the final end of human beings in what reason and the senses can discover, rather than in any spiritual or transcendental belief. (p. 423)
A neutral attitude, especially of the State, local government and public services, in matters relating to religion; non-religious rather than anti-religious.
An age without God or religion.
Secularism generally refers to an ideology that promotes the secular (as opposed to the religious) particularly within the public sphere. In current usage there are at least two distinct ways of defining the term.