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or Dis·es·tab·lish·men·tar·i·an  (dĭs′ĭ-stăb′lĭsh-mən-târ′ē-ən)
An opponent of an established order, especially one who opposes state support of an established church.

dis′es·tab′lish·men·tar′i·an adj.
dis′es·tab′lish·men·tar′i·an·ism n.
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It gave me the chance to use words like disestablishmentarianism but also involved seeing an awful lot of mince.
The answer depends on how we define "religious freedom." My position is that religious freedom entails freedom of religion and freedom from religion--that's disestablishmentarianism. I think there's a growing cohort of Americans that shares this view.
For some, "critical thinking" is thought to be coterminous with disestablishmentarianism, characterized by distrust of overweening oligarchies like government, religion, corporations, and Big Media.
Because a majority were affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, denominational politics proved crucial to this disestablishmentarianism.
It is from this idea that I take my title "Literary Disestablishmentarianism" By maintaining rigid conventions about the kind of writing that we value as good and critical, we exclude writers from outside the academy who have something to contribute and who can, perhaps, revitalize what Slemon calls "this baleful genre" of literary criticism.
"This was more successful in local communities with a fairly homogeneous Anglo-Saxon Protestantism than it was in major cities, which were busy absorbing immigrants of diverse faiths, most prominently Catholics." (40) So it must be conceded that the practice of voluntaryism and disestablishmentarianism, that is, the separation of church and state, occasionally lagged behind the principle.