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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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And, paradoxically, the secularized fringe of society is still happy with the existence of the directorate because they consider a controlled form of Islam as being much better than an uncontrolled one.
What does it mean that Levinas has secularized the covenant?
Hoeveler argues that gothic performance represented "[o]ne of the most effective ways of confronting [the] pain and uncertainty" of the possibility of death without an afterlife in the increasingly secularized European society (39).
modern stresses are making us sick, looking to the East for cures), from early Church exorcisms to rid the body of demons to secularized treatment of disease.
During Communist rule in Romania, much Catholic Church property was either secularized or given over to the Orthodox Church, which was basically under government control.
In an era when marriage is increasingly secularized, and its theological dimension is neglected in favor of its psychological, sociological, and anthropological dimensions, modern-day evaluation of the institution appears to focus on sexual morality rather than marital theology.
Monotheist explores the concept of what makes God within themselves and in society, and exploring those ideas in the secularized Christian world.
Turning now to the second aspect, secularization encouraged by the Enlightenment, we can see that in secularized society religion is often tolerated but does not play a determining role in social, moral, cultural or political life.
The only thing you can trust a Muslim to be is a Muslim" (Including, it seems, the famously secularized and nonradical Bosnian Muslims, some 100,000 of whom died in Milosevic's assaults of the 1990s.
With the project Huibers, who says too few Dutch children know the story of Noah's ark, hopes to reawaken interest in biblical stories and religion in his very secularized country.
In this multi-religious but largely secularized country, Francis Xavier is so famous that his name and his portrait are said to be familiar to young children, who learn about him at primary schools.