Ok. I'm battling. But I think I can define the profane as that which knowingly and deliberately tramples down upon the 'transcendent and the sacred and the holy'. It is Satan. It is Daniel's abomination of desolation in the temple. In a lesser degree it is that 'humanism' which drags down the purity and glory of the divine and tries to require it to become equal and uniform and grey. Which wants to make diamonds equal with clay. Something like that?