Nullifidian explains the proper use of the word “secular”:
That is to say, “secular” isn’t the same as “atheism” or “anti-religion.”
When we have “secular schools” or we advocate a secular government, we’re not pushing to indoctrinate people with atheism.
We’re simply saying religious views (and non-religious views) should be kept out of the areas. Not for or against either one.
Granted the common usage of the term is a lot more prevalent than the correct usage… (Hell, I’m the chair of the “Secular Student Alliance.”)
The picture explains the formal, proper use pretty well, though.
[tags]atheist, atheism. humanism[/tags]