Secularization is the process whereby a society moves in a more secular direction; that is, it loses its religious reference points and eventually it also overthrows the binding force of religion in the society. But that’s not something that people just decide to do, it’s something that happens according to the development of modern societies, at least that’s the theory. Secularism is quite different. It’s an ideology that says not only that secularization will happen, but that it should happen. And the agents of secularism are doing their very best to push a secular ideology all in service of creating a secularized society.