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Are countries identifying themselves as secular, truly secular countries?

A secular state does not mean that elected representatives are not allowed to publicly follow a religion or use their religious convictions to justify decisions they make. What it actually means is: ...
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Is there any contingent of Muslims who support the right to burn the Quran?

I know one, but it isn't very active: Democratic Muslims They were created in Denmark after The cartoon crisis One of their most important focus areas are freedom of speech, but I guess some muslims ...
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Why is has the US not "followed through" with secularisation after the hippie movement?

Hippies in the U.S. were always a small segment of the population who got a lot of media coverage. Many of them grew up, sold out, and joined the system they claimed to reject or oppose, and many of ...
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Why is has the US not "followed through" with secularisation after the hippie movement?

The United States is a big BIG country. While the 'hippie' movement was certainly notable and highly recognizable, there was still an overwhelmingly large percentage of the population that was ...
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Why is has the US not "followed through" with secularisation after the hippie movement?

The US overall is not really all that religious. For instance, only 20-40% (depending on who you ask) of the population attends church regularly: https://news.gallup.com/opinion/polling-matters/...
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Is it allowed to invoke religion while campaigning in India?

In consonance with the secular spirit of India, the Model Code of Conduct explicitly states that - No party or candidate shall include in any activity which may aggravate existing differences or ...
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Is it allowed to invoke religion while campaigning in India?

The edict of separation of Religion and State is normally understood to mean: that the government won't profess any religion or impose any religion upon the citizenry that no religious organization ...
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Why is has the US not "followed through" with secularisation after the hippie movement?

I'm not sure that this question can be answered in the normally accepted manner for Politics.SE because it's going to be hard to find correct citiations. First of all, the United States as a whole, ...
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Why would some Turkish official saying that the "Mahdi will return" be reason for resignation nowadays?

Yes, Tanrıverdi resigned after saying those words, but not because he said them. Rather, he had to resign because of how they were picked up by opposition press. SADAT International Defense ...
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Is there any contingent of Muslims who support the right to burn the Quran?

Muslim's hold the Qu'ran to be sacred so to desecrate it would be seen as somebody who is publically denouncing Islam and hence by someone who is no longer a muslim. But to be precise, a muslim ...
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Why the international media & certain section of the people are calling Ram Mandir inaugration in India as end of democracy & secularism?

People, Westerners in particular, couldn't care less if points 1-14 of your question are true or not--typical arguments about "we were here first". IDK about democracy (it depends how that ...
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Are countries identifying themselves as secular, truly secular countries?

See the Wikipedia article on "Secularlism". There are many definitions of the term. The most common meaning is institutional separation of church and state. This clearly exists to a far ...
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