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Is there such a thing as a SECULAR religion?"


charles brough
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Social theorists sometimes refer to East Asian Marxism as a "secular religion." What reason could social sciernce academics have for referring to it that way?

 

Even more interesting is that even "Secular Huanism" can also be referred to as a secular religion. Could it be because both are ideologies and have to be qualified by the word "secular" to distinguish them from the ancient "spirit" believing ones? In other words, it would seem that the only difference between East Asian Marxism and Christianity, for example, is that the older one is based on "spiritism" while the "secular" one is not.

 

If that is the only difference, what is it they all have in common that explains why, in one form or the other, they all dominate the way we think?

 

Any thoughts on this?

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