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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of secularize.


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  • The reality is that Britain secularized when Britons finally realized that instead of reading the News of the Screws to find out what other people did in bed on Sundays they could skip church and do it themselves.

    Matthew Yglesias » Israel’s Irrealism on Settlements 2009

  • The fact is, says Roy, that most societies in which Muslims live are already, in effect, largely secularized, which is to say modern enough to produce dangerous conditions of anomie and free-floating anger.

    The Truth About Jihad Rodenbeck, Max 2005

  • However "secularized" the environment surrounding their endeavor may be, the Islamists 'effort to construct a nonsecular system of rule (godly not worldly, timeless laws not temporal ones) continues to have tremendous romantic appeal, and can still mobilize much force.

    The Truth About Jihad Rodenbeck, Max 2005

  • But much of his outlook on man and society can be read as a kind of secularized Pietism, in which the central emphases of Pietism remain but its specifically christocentric foundation has been replaced by a hu - manitarian ideal.


  • Then again, Christmas also has its origins in pagan tradition most notably the date, and has also become highly secularized, which is part of why I don’t object to its inclusion in schools as strongly as some.

    Lean Left » Blog Archive » Happy Halloween! 2006

  • I contend that the more civil, "secularized" Muslims are between that rock and a hard place I mention in the article.

    The Rule of Reason 2010

  • An externally "secularized" contemporary Muslim living within the West, Rauf's goal, as

    American Thinker 2010

  • KP: Rothbard interpreted Marxism as a kind of secularized Christianity where "alienation" replaces original sin, the class struggle replaces the metaphysical dualism of Christianity (e.g.,

    Attack the System 2009

  • Most Americans welcome the influence of religion, at least in the abstract, while only a small and highly secularized segment of the population is decidedly unwelcoming.

    American Grace Robert D. Putnam 2010

  • While some of its religious significance has diminished over time as traditional Christian religious practice has entered the public square, on critical analysis, the clearly religious meanings, symbolism, positionality and antecedents of generalized holiday observances belie any claims that they have become fully secularized.

    Warren J. Blumenfeld: Challenging The Christian Month Of December Warren J. Blumenfeld 2011


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