Secularism and religion
Religion sometimes used inter-changeably with faith or belief system is commonly defined as belief concerning the supernatural, sacred, or divine, and the moral codes, practices, values, and institutions associated with such belief. In its broadest sense some have defined it as the sum total of answers given to explain humankind's relationship with the universe.Secularism means: in philosophy, the belief that
life can be best lived by applying ethics, and the universe best understood, by processes of reasoning, without reference to a god or gods or other supernatural concepts.Secularism is the way most people live today. Its aim is to place traditional religion on the back burne of life and to instill a completely new way and outlook on life. Traditional religion taught that man lives for God and is here on earth to serve him. The secular religion teaches a different credo. Man is here on earth to live for himself, man created God in his own image, not the other way around. God (and thus traditional religion) is here to serve the needs of man.The individual is paramount and his desires are sacred.While many might not desire or be willing to view secularism as a religion, the philosophy underlying it definitely fits the dictionary definition of what is a religion.One just need do a standard web search of online information and the official and accepted definitions of both religion and secularism become clear. Looking at them side by side one should be able to draw one’s own conclusions.