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To: PlainOleAmerican
Atheism is just another religion and as any other young religion it opposes all other one, and world 'secular' is usually used for thing either unrelated to religion or equally applicable to any religion.

BTW 'secular socialism' is an oxymoron, most known socialisms were very atheistic.

59 posted on 12/14/2008 3:08:45 PM PST by alex
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To: alex
I'm curious, where are you getting your facts? Wiki???

Both “secularism” and “atheism” are simply the absence of any religious doctrine or belief system.

Secularism - secular spirit or tendency, esp. a system of political or social philosophy that rejects all forms of religious faith and worship.

Atheism - 1. the doctrine or belief that there is no God.
2. disbelief in the existence of a supreme being or beings.

In both cases, just as darkness is simply the absence of light, secularism and atheism are simply the absence of any religious belief.

Socialism is a form of governance, which is largely dependent upon (but not the same as) secular or atheistic beliefs.

Where are you getting your facts? The column stated it exactly right, in proper context.

64 posted on 12/14/2008 4:00:46 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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