In America and other western societies there exists within the fabric of culture what may be referred to as a 2-tiered view of information—sometimes referred to as dualism. Although dualism has been around for several thousand years and discussed extensively by philosophers such as Plato and Socrates and many others, in America this 2-tier view has reached a crescendo through what may be called a “secular revolution”.

What is this dualistic or 2-tiered perspective within American society and culture? To begin, dualism refers to any area of thought that has two opposing sides: one side claiming one truth or force while the other an opposite truth or force. Dualism may include opposing views such as secular and religious, for example, or spiritualism and its opposing materialism.