Progressive Secularity..

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According to Webster: “sec·u·lar·i·ty,” The condition or quality of being secular.

Secularity (adjective form secular), from Latin saecularis meaning “worldly” or “temporal”) is the state of being separate from religion, or not being exclusively allied or against any particular religion.

For instance, eating and bathing may be regarded as examples of secular activities, because there may not be anything inherently religious about them. Nevertheless, both eating and bathing are regarded as sacraments in some religious traditions, and therefore would be religious activities in those world views.

Saying a prayer derived from religious text or doctrine, worshipping through the context of a religion, and attending a religious school are examples of religious (non-secular) activities. Prayer and meditation are not necessarily non-secular, since the concept of spirituality and higher consciousness are not married solely to any religion but are practiced and arose independently across a continuum of cultures.

A related term, secularism, is the principle that government institutions and their representatives should remain separate from religious institutions, their beliefs, and their dignitaries.

Most businesses and corporations, and some governments, are secular organizations. All of the state universities in the United States are secular organizations (especially because of the combined effect of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution).

While some private universities are connected with the Christian or Jewish religions. Among many of these, some prominent examples are BaylorUniversity, BrighamYoungUniversity, BostonCollege, EmoryUniversity, the University of Notre Dame, Duquesne University, Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, and YeshivaCollege.

The public university systems of the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Japan are also secular, although some government-funded primary and secondary schools may be religiously aligned in some countries.

According to Webster: “ox·y·mo·ron,” A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined.

Such as; …

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According to Merriam-Webster: “sec·u·lar,” Worldly rather than spiritual.

America’s founding fathers, (were in large part) reverent God-fearing men who made a “deliberate and conscious” decision to include Judeo-Christian values in penning the Declaration of Independence and in composing “our” U.S. Constitution.

God appears prominently upon our script and our coins as a constant reminder that America is a Christian nation.

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America reads; …

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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According to Webster: “in·al·ien·a·ble,” That cannot be transferred to another or others.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow


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