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This article concerns secularism\, the exclusion of religion and supernatural beliefs.

For other forms of being secular, and perspective on the terminology underlying the word "secularism", see secularity.

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to Liberalism |-Secularism means:

Secularism can also mean the practice of working to promote any of those three forms of secularism.

In studies of religion, modern Western societies are generally recognized as secular:

Proponents of secularism have long held a general rise of secularism in all the senses enumerated above, and corresponding general decline of religion in so called 'secularized' countries, to be the inevitable result of the Enlightenment project, as people turn towards science and rationalism and away from religion and superstition.

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