secular

Secular things are not religious. Anything not affiliated with a church or faith can be called secular.

Non-religious people can be called atheists or agnostics, but to describe things, activities, or attitudes that have nothing to do with religion, you can use the word secular. Public schools are secular, but Catholic schools are not. Grocery stores are secular; a synagogue is not. If there's no religion involved, then you're in "the secular world" — as people sometimes call everything that exists outside of religion.

Definitions of secular
  1. noun
    someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
    synonyms: layman, layperson
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    clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend
    a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
    types:
    lay reader
    a layman who is authorized by the bishop to read parts of the service in an Anglican or Episcopal church
    type of:
    common man, common person, commoner
    a person who holds no title
  2. adjective
    characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
    synonyms: temporal, worldly
    earthly
    of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven
    profane
    not concerned with or devoted to religion
    sophisticated
    having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire
    economic
    concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money)
    material
    concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests
    materialistic, mercenary, worldly-minded
    marked by materialism
    mundane, terrestrial
    concerned with the world or worldly matters
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    unworldly
    not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations
    pious
    having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
    naif, naive
    marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
    anchoritic, eremitic, eremitical, hermitic, hermitical
    characterized by ascetic solitude
    cloistered, cloistral, conventual, monastic, monastical
    of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows
    spiritual, unearthly
    concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul
    unmercenary
    not mercenary; not influenced by financial gains
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  3. adjective
    not concerned with or devoted to religion
    secular drama”
    synonyms: profane
    earthly
    of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven
    impious
    lacking piety or reverence for a god
    laic, lay
    characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
    profanatory
    profaning or tending to desecrate
    temporal, worldly
    characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
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    sacred
    concerned with religion or religious purposes
    consecrate, consecrated, dedicated
    solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose
    heavenly
    of or belonging to heaven or god
    pious
    having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
    divine
    devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity
    ineffable, unnameable, unspeakable, unutterable
    too sacred to be uttered
    inspirational
    imparting a divine influence on the mind and soul
    inviolable, inviolate, sacrosanct
    having to be kept sacred
    numinous
    evincing the presence of a deity
    quasi-religious
    resembling something that is religious
    religious, spiritual
    concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    reverend, sublime
    worthy of adoration or reverence
    sacral
    of or relating to sacred rites
    taboo, tabu
    forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
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  4. adjective
    of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations
  5. adjective
    of or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows
    “the secular clergy”
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    religious
    of or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows
  6. adjective
    characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
    synonyms: laic, lay
    profane
    not concerned with or devoted to religion
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