Atheism has been advocated by various intellectuals for over two thousand years, and quasi-secular philosophies have been in development and practiced for the same amount of time. Such things appear to have begun under the pre-Christian Greeks, then continued under the Romans, and then were suppressed by Christian violence and intimidation until the Enlightenment (in 17th-18th century Europe and America). The secular worldview has grown and improved and diversified since then and is flourishing now in all Western democratic nations.
When did the secular worldview begin?
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