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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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A broader way inquires into the effect and import of secularized institutions on the features of everyday religion.
The trend for years among commercial giants such as Wal-Mart, Sears, Costco, Target, Best Buy, and Home Depot has been to abandon "Merry Christmas" signs and advertisements for secularized expressions that proclaim "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings.
The original liberal values of limited government, secularized society, free inquiry, and tolerance, he argues convincingly, underwrote "an explosion of novelty, individual autonomy, and antiauthoritarian revolution that has not yet been successfully surpassed.
Today, that epiphany--Lewis's Kemalist vision of a secularized, Westernized Arab democracy that casts off the medieval shackles of Islam and enters modernity at last--remains the core of George W.
The author ends by discussing the state of the missions, both the secularized communities as well as the missions still administered by the Jesuits, and later the Franciscans following the expulsion of the Jesuits, and an insightful conclusion ties the story together.
As they live here, some may become acculturized or secularized, like their Anglo counterparts that become attracted to different religious movements or causes.
Four women explain why they wear wigs: a transsexual, a cancer patient, a Muslim student forbidden to wear a veil at her secularized university in Turkey, and a putative terrorist for whom wigs are disguises.
There is, after all, a future for a humanized Islam and a secularized Middle East--as shown by Matt Cherry in his analysis of the Republic of Turkey, a modern nation, predominantly Muslim, which has recently become a candidate for admission into the European Union.
Everyone including myself was buying in to a secularized notion that we would be close to England at between five and ten percent in church attendance before long," Mr.
In Faith of Our Founding Fathers (1987), LaHaye asserts that America was Christian until it was secularized by thinkers like Thomas Jefferson and a coalition of anti-religious radicals who rejected orthodox Christianity.
Secularized Christianity, as seen from inside the House of Islam, is simply degenerate Christianity and as such is even more alien to Islam than its ancestor.