I really hope I don’t misspell anything in this post.
Anyway, Robert “Chip” Matthews, production manager at Rock Beyond Belief, got an interesting email this morning. Chip had signed up with Merriam-Webster’s ‘Word of the Day’ messages a while back. Today’s word of the day is Secular.
Awesome. But it gets better.
a : of or relating to the worldly or temporal
b : not overtly or specifically religious
c : not ecclesiastical or clerical
2 : not bound by monastic vows or rules; specifically : of, relating to, or forming clergy not belonging to a religious order or congregation
Though I attended a Catholic high school, my education was not too different from that of my friends who came up through more secular institutions.
“In response, Sergeant Griffith has recruited a star lineup of atheist musicians and speakers, including the writer Richard Dawkins, to headline a secular event, possibly for the fall.” — From an article by James Dao in The New York Times, April 27, 2011
Obligatory fun-smashing disclaimer. I do not speak on behalf of the Army or the Department of Defense – I write here, and speak to reporters as Justin Griffith (as opposed to Sergeant Griffith).