'The Challenge of Secularism' Key Terms

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Secular
Derived from the Latin word 'secularis' meaning worldly or non-religious
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Secularisation
The idea that religion becomes less and less important in society
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Procedural Secularism
This includes religion as part of the complex mixture of views citizens of a society may hold
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Programmatic Secularism
This says that religion has no place at all in the public life of a society, any citizen should keep their religious beliefs to themselves
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Secularisation
The active secularising of society by removing religion and other ideologies from all public institutions, e.g. removing religion from school
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Secular Positivism
The idea that scientific reasoning will take over from religion
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Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis
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Neuroses
Functional mental disorders such as severe anxiety attack and irrational fears
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Illusion
A false idea or belief
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Wish Fulfillment
The satisfying of unconscious desires in dreams or fantasies
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Richard Dawkins
An academic and evolutionary biologist
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Secular Humanism
A broad term which describes all those believe that humans can live good and noble lives according to reason and without the need for religion
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This includes religion as part of the complex mixture of views citizens of a society may hold

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This says that religion has no place at all in the public life of a society, any citizen should keep their religious beliefs to themselves

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The active secularising of society by removing religion and other ideologies from all public institutions, e.g. removing religion from school

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