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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Should we hold the line in the midst of theological meltdown, try to secularize the conversation?
The district court granted summary judgment for the inmates, in part, finding that the removal of overt references to religion did not cure the Establishment Clause problems, but that the officials were entitled to qualified immunity due to their good faith, but unsuccessful, efforts to secularize the program.
Roberts and Turner have written a sparkling intellectual history of how the nineteenth-century professoriate helped secularize American universities.
This study explores philosopher Martin HeideggerAEs personal and ontological approaches to Christianity, especially his attempts to secularize Christian theology as he examined the importance of affective states at ontic and ontological levels.