secular

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secular

1. not religious.
2. over long periods of time; gradual.

secular changes, trends
changes that occur over long periods, as long as decades.
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2) The SU is now seeking to meet promptly with the leadership of the Warwick Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society to make the necessary arrangements for the event to take place in the format they have requested.
The pressure is also on the secularists to find ways to work with Ennahda to build a better state.
Toward the end of their reign, CHPYs opposition to DP rule spread to the streets in the form of secularist rallies and student demonstrations.
That clandestine nationalist groups have tried to stoke conflict between the secularist establishment and conservatives is also apparent.
One was the fear that Secularism did not provide an adequate basis for morality--and indeed some of the reconverts alleged that immorality was rife within the Secularist movement.
How they are to perform this act of dissonance the committed secularists do not explain, but if they are unable to do this, then religious believers have no legitimate claim to input on many public policy questions.
A secularist paper-tiger dictator, despised by the Islamist lunatics behind the September II attacks.
He added: "Without referring to the current controversy, you I know are a secularist - and I respect your views, but that is not the position of the vast majority in this country - 70 per cent of whom declared themselves to be Christian in the 2001 census and many more subscribers to other religions.
The big question in the current Anglican crisis is whether the battle over Robinson, for all its emphasis on issues of sexuality that past generations could barely have imagined, is just another reflection of that age-old battle, or whether the ECUSA has rejected all Anglican orthodoxy in the pursuit of a sincere but secularist devotion to sexual equality.
He was referring to the need for Catholics to actively counter the debilitating, soul-destroying, secularist, pagan ideology which, with great arrogance, has invaded our society, including Catholic homes, schools, and parishes, and even houses of religious men and women.
One wonders, though, how graduates of these schools manage in our dominantly secularist colleges and universities, or whether they simply avoid them.
Thus it would perhaps be an exaggeration to suggest that Dershowitz's satisfying feast of secularist legal theory was cooked entirely from scratch.