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Welcome to our Secular Progressive Website! It is our sincere hope that this site may come to serve as a meeting place for those who already consider themselves to be progressives on the political scale, or secularly minded in regard to religious belief.

 

In addition, we hope this will also become a friendly gathering place for those who are in the process of investigating alternatives to the political stances or religious beliefs that they have previously held, or that are held by a majority of people in their communities of origin, their family members, or circle of close friends.

 

We will endeavor to present opportunities for personal growth and engagement to both types of visitors to this site, striving always to communicate to each in a respectful and courteous manner. We pledge to discourage and avoid name-calling, hate-mongering, trolling, or vulgarity. Rather, our aim will always be to encourage dialogue and understanding among our visitors and contributors.

 

Secular progressives are convinced that people everywhere will greatly improve the likelihood of solving their personal and collective problems, and of discovering happiness and meaning in life, by putting aside the religious and traditional beliefs that often divide us into contending tribes. We encourage each person to seek out realistic solutions to modern-day quandaries by looking to the validated discoveries of science. And, rather than confiding in the contradictory teachings of ancient books purported to be divine revelations, or the supposed wisdom of religious authorities, we encourage you to trust in the potential of human reason and logic to discover useful, ethical, and moral guidelines for how to live our lives in the here and now.

 

For anyone for whom our identifying terminology is unfamiliar, a quick dictionary or Internet search should suffice to define key words such as “secular” and “secularism,” as well as the current usage for the term “progressive” as understood here.  

Finally, if visitors to this website would like to read more about the concept of Secularism, its convictions, its goals, and its vision for the future, I highly recommend that they visit the website mentioned below and that they carefully inspect the content of each of its webpages.

The Secular Community

https://thesecularcommunity.org/

 

Don’t fail to click on the green bar at the bottom of the site’s home page which reads:

Review our presentation - A Secular Life: A Better Way of Living.

 

The Pansy: Symbol of Freethought

(From the French word 'pensée' meaning 'thought.')

Secular: adjective

 

“Denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis; not subject or bound by religious rule.”

 

“Not having any connection with religion.”

 

“Characteristic of, or devoted to, the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world.

 

“Of, or relating to, worldly things or to things that are not regarded as religious, spiritual, or sacred.”

 

Secularism: noun

 

“The principle of separation of the state from religious institutions.”

 

“Opposition to discrimination practiced against others in the name of religion."

 

“The view that public education and other matters of civil policy should be conducted without the introduction of a religious element.”

 

Progressive: adjective

 

“Of, relating to, or characterized by progress.”

 

“Making use of, or interested in, new ideas, findings, or opportunities.”

 

“Favoring or promoting change or innovation.”

 

“A group, person, or idea favoring or implementing social reform or new, liberal ideas.”

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