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Secular

Long-term time frame (10-50 years or more).

Secular Market

A market as defined by its overarching, long-term trends. Generally, a secular market refers to trends over a period of five or more years. A secular market may be bullish or bearish, and, in market analysis, takes precedence over opposite, short-term trends that happen within the secular market. For example, the Great Depression in the United States lasted from 1929 until World War II (certainly a bearish secular market). Even though some years saw significant GDP growth (including 14.2% growth in 1936), this did not prevent the secular market from being bearish. Thus, a secular market describes general trends in the market without regard for anomalous trends in the interim. See also: Cyclical market.
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The pressure is also on the secularists to find ways to work with Ennahda to build a better state.
In explaining why Turkish secularism is more assertive than French secularism, Kuru argues that multi-party democracy in France has allowed the passive secularists to have relatively more impact on the formation of French secularism.
As in the 1950s, the first decade of the 21st century so far has witnessed the expansion of CHP-led opposition from the Parliament to the streets, again in the form of secularist rallies.
That clandestine nationalist groups have tried to stoke conflict between the secularist establishment and conservatives is also apparent.
One was the fear that Secularism did not provide an adequate basis for morality--and indeed some of the reconverts alleged that immorality was rife within the Secularist movement.
How they are to perform this act of dissonance the committed secularists do not explain, but if they are unable to do this, then religious believers have no legitimate claim to input on many public policy questions.
Secularist parties boycotted a parliamentary vote on Gul's candidacy in April, blocking his presidential bid and creating political deadlock.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Masons taught American middle-class men that, regardless of what the church said, there were many paths to God, and inculcated in them a highly relativized, hyper-nonsectarian spirituality--but not a relativized morality until the 1960s--that was secular in fact, though not secularist.
In fact, conservatives and libertarians as well as liberals and socialists can be found in the secularist camp.
A secularist paper-tiger dictator, despised by the Islamist lunatics behind the September II attacks.
The big question in the current Anglican crisis is whether the battle over Robinson, for all its emphasis on issues of sexuality that past generations could barely have imagined, is just another reflection of that age-old battle, or whether the ECUSA has rejected all Anglican orthodoxy in the pursuit of a sincere but secularist devotion to sexual equality.
He was referring to the need for Catholics to actively counter the debilitating, soul-destroying, secularist, pagan ideology which, with great arrogance, has invaded our society, including Catholic homes, schools, and parishes, and even houses of religious men and women.