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Sacramento Freethinkers Atheists & Nonbelievers (FAN) Message Board › Secular became the top lookup on Merriam-Webster on September 16, 2010

Secular became the top lookup on Merriam-Webster on September 16, 2010

Rachael
Rachael_H
Sacramento, CA
Post #: 102
Trend Watch:

When:
Secular became the top lookup on Merriam-Webster on September 16, 2010

Why:
Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Great Britain, which began on September 16, was often framed as a challenge to "aggressive secularism."

As one paper reported,

"The Pope strongly criticised the 'marginalisation' of Christianity in modern Britain, claiming that churchgoers were forced to act against their conscience in the name of secular equality." – The Telegraph, September 17, 2010

Secular means "of or relating to the physical world and not the spiritual world."

In recent years, as the friction has increased between those who hold religious beliefs and those who do not, secular has seen more use than in decades past.

It comes from a Latin word, saeculum, meaning "the present world."
A former member
Post #: 39
so if their conscience is not put in check then christianity might sway them into creating inequality for homosexuals (one example).
so yeh what's the problem again, pope?
Gods forbid you be decent and humane to another human being!
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