Secularism: The term comes from Latin root saeculum which refers to a generation, or roughly a lifetime of a person, or an age. It is a nonreligious approach to individual and social life without referencing to God or any organized religions. Secularism is a world and life view that propounds the ungodliness rather than the godliness, the natural rather than the supernatural explanation. “Secular” came to mean “belonging to this age, worldly.” In general, secularism ratifies this-worldly realities opposed to the transcendent, other-worldly realities.
 Walter A. Elwell, Evangelical dictionary of theology (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House, 1984), 996. Print.