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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Growing religious pluralism operated to ever more fully secularize the schools, beginning with state court rulings a century ago.
Throughout their career the Blind Boys stayed true to their faith and traditional gospel roots, resisting the temptation to secularize their music, to "go rock `n' roll," like their contemporaries Sam Cooke and Little Richard.
It's a religious holiday for Christians, and Jews don't have the right to take someone's holiday and secularize it.
And just as Skelton could foresee where the trend to secularize public schools might lead, so we can easily imagine future frontiers for the dogmatic enemies of religion to explore.