Secular state

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A secular state is an idea related to secularism, where a state purports to be neutral in matters of religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion. Most purported secular states teach irreligious evolutionism that employs methodological naturalism so they are not neutral when it comes to religion/irreligion (see: Evolutionary indoctrination and Atheist indoctrination).

In 2018, The Week reported:

Not only has secularism failed to continue its steady global march but countries as varied as Iran, India, Israel, Algeria, and Turkey have either had their secular governments replaced by religious ones, or have seen the rise of influential religious nationalist movements. Secularization, as predicted by the social sciences, has failed....

Religion is not going away any time soon, and science will not destroy it. If anything, it is science that is subject to increasing threats to its authority and social legitimacy.[1]

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  1. Sorry, scientists. Religion is here to stay. by Peter Harrison, The Week, September 12, 2017