Until we have openly secular
lawmakers and candidates, we will continue to have a de facto religious test for public office.
Besides, with effect from January 3, 1977, the Constitution (Forty-second Amendment) Act amended the Preamble and India was declared a sovereign, secular
, socialist, democratic republic.
The participation of secular
parties also plays a role in instilling democratic way of thinking among the public and promote social cohesion between or among people belonging to different sects.
individuals have to build their own moral philosophies.
In his second and most critically effective essay, "Detranscendentalizing the Secular
," Gourgouris brings his conception of secular
criticism to bear on elements of Charles Taylor's work, challenging the idea of secularization as possessed of a telos or end goal.
Moonis Ahmar gave his concluding remarks in which he highlighted that a secular
approach does not imply anti-religious thought or practice, rather a neutral and unbiased way of understanding that can be perceived as just and fair.
And a vote for the Congress is always indicative of a secular
Apostacon features a phenomenal line-up of speakers for this conference including such notable secular
leaders such as David Silverman, President of American Atheists; Sarah Morehead, Executive Director of Recovering From Religion; Dr.
Such scholarship routinely poses Muslims as a threat to Europe's secular
tradition and its attendant virtues (freedom, pluralism, tolerance).
The unique history of the US has encouraged a culture that is at once thoroughly secular
in its organization and essentially religious in its orientation, says Ostwalt (Appalachian State U.
Smith insists that "conversations in the secular
cage could not proceed very far without smuggling" (his emphasis).
We are the soldiers of Mustafa Kemal" and "Turkey is secular
and will remain secular
," chanted the marchers.