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Most western societies are secular. Different religious believers, agnostics, and atheists can live side by side in a secular society, unless their urge to convert their fellow citizens gets too strong.

I'm not sure why there is an article here about secularism, but then, I haven't studied religion formally, and maybe it's a big topic in religious studies. At any rate, the above (I say as someone who is thoroughly nonreligious--I don't know what "God" means) really offensively biased. I wouldn't even know how to rewrite it. What does it mean to say that "most Western societies are secular"? See neutral point of view. --LMS

I didn't write the above, but calling Western societies secular isn't biased. (The urge to convert comment maybe is though.) In sociology/studies of religion, modern Western societies are generally recognized as secular: meaning that they have no established or state religion, there is near-complete freedom of religion (you can believe in any religion or none at all, with little legal or social sanction), and that religion is not as important in most people's lives as it once was. -- Simon J Kissane