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- v. To make unchristian or non-Christian.
- v. To deprive of the Christian character of.
- v. To remove the Christian aspect of.
- v. To become un-Christian.
- v. To renounce one's Christian faith.
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To smack down things they disagree with, to crush evil opponents, to de-Christianize anything that contradicts their views.
Recently, conservative and evangelical observers have been loudly complaining about what they call a campaign to de-Christianize Christmas, to unmoor it from its origin as the birthday of Christ.
Jewish families with a son or daughter to de-Christianize, especially Jewish families with no money, had to make do with Israel.
The attempts to de-Christianize Christmas are as absurd as they are relentless.
In this allocution the pope expressly distinguishes between true and false civilization, and declares that history witnesses to the fact that the Holy See has always been the protector and patron of all genuine civilization; and he affirms that, if a system designed to de-Christianize the world be called a system of progress and civilization, he can never hold out the hand of peace to such a system.
Alas! in her over-reaching arrogance she has, on the contrary, set out to de-Christianize, de-civilize, and even de-humanize the race for which
Because earlier this month the city of Oxford decided to de-Christianize its annual display of Christmas lights by renaming it the "WinterLight" festival.