Secularisation Essay

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Secularisation 1. Introduction Secularisation has become quite the controversial topic in this modern day. This is due to the great variety of theories that have already been laid out on the table and each theory is being preached as the absolute gospel of Secularisation. Within these theories, all of whom aims at the Secularisation discussion, many contradicting ideas exist. How can it be that many different people have the same goal, but follow completely different routes? Is it because they actually miss the whole point? Is it perhaps that they just address different aspects of Secularisation? Generally, Secularisation is claimed to be a modern phenomenon, but just how modern is it? Is this movement a result of many people just one day deciding that they no longer want to adhere to certain religious rules or were there certain key players to this whole paradigm shift? This piece of writing will also look at the general psychological contribution to what is called by some people “modern religion”. Is religion really just a tool to come to terms with unexplained phenomena? Is religion not perhaps an inherent need of all human beings? Secularisation has become a modern “trend”, a “fashionable” way of living to some people. People are always searching for some substance, that something that will make them believe that they do not exist for nothing. The secularist way of thinking encourages free thinking and it perhaps have become a way for some people to not be “enslaved” and limited in thought by their religion. One must bear in mind that religion is not science. There is no absolute way of proving it right or wrong by a few formulas. One cannot measure the volume or the rational value. How do you proof a belief? Even if rational thought and some scientific evidence indicate that something, e.g. a Divine Creation, Evolution, etc, can
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