BECOMING SECULAR

Citizen Tom

church Dictionary.com  offers five definitions, but this is supposedly what is meant by the word “secular”.

secular  adjective
of or pertaining to worldly things or to things that are not regarded as religious, spiritual, or sacred; temporal: secular interests.

Despite the definition, “becoming secular” is in fact a religious choice. Don’t think so? Then explain these lines from different news articles.

  • “America is becoming more secular; Europe is becoming more religious.” — Crises of Faith (www.theatlantic.com)
  • “Gallup found that, even though 15 percent claim no religious affiliation, just 9 percent of those respondents don’t believe in God. Despite cries from the New Atheists who say America is becoming more secular, the reverse is true.” — Public Opinion Of Jesus On Easter 2014 Reveals A Still-Majority Christian Nation (www.peoplespunditdaily.com)
  • “When it comes to measures like church attendance and belief in God, Cox doesn’t think we’re going to turn…

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