One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The principle of separation of the state from religious institutions.‘he believes that secularism means no discrimination against anybody in the name of religion’
- ‘His parents tolerate the sudden plunge into secularism with helpless concern.’
- ‘Of particular relevance to a polity where secularism has become the defining line is a letter written by the chief of staff in 1947.’
- ‘They fear that a rise of fundamentalism will threaten the country's commitment to secularism.’
- ‘The trend towards secularism begun 100 years earlier appeared to be reversed.’
- ‘Secularism did best where religious life was also lively.’
- ‘His excessive embrace of secularism leaves him altogether beyond the pale of acceptance.’
- ‘The growth of scepticism about witchcraft was part and parcel of modern secularism.’
- ‘He rebuked his scientific colleagues for the modern superstition of secularism.’
- ‘Secularism is the fig leaf that covers the nakedness of their obstructive politics.’
- ‘To many of us, this would seem water under the bridge, something to strengthen the arguments in favour of secularism.’
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