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1. What was the overall significance of the shift from the sacred to the secular? What influences has this shift had in modern Western culture?
One view is either everything is sacred or nothing is. However, others argue that, "on the physical plane of duality, there is a distinction between that which is considered sacred (having spiritual / religious significance) and that which is considered secular (relating only to worldly physical things)." (www.pro-truth.net/45-secular-sacred.html) This distinction is often blurred for thosw who are still relying on the sacred, however, because spiritual/sacred/religious values affect those who are spiritual, as their decisions are influenced by their "sacred" values i.e. Ten Commandants. These guide their conscience.
The overall significance in society was a shift from the church authority of moral issues to the state (government) authority. It was a ...
The solution provides insight into the relevance of the shift from sacred (religious) to secular, in particular the influence of this shift in the development of Western Society. Resources are indicated in the text for further exploration of the topic.