This new nation would be guided by a new science: a science whose primary purpose was not the aggrandizement of the state through war and violence, but rather the pursuit of a shared, universal purpose.
Here, in these theories of society, was a call to patriarchy to prevent the loss of one’s sovereignty, not only over one’s dominion, one’s family and women, but also over the self.
Secularization teaches us that the world has become inevitably and increasingly less religious through history. It teaches us that the future is and will be automatic. It teaches us that a better world is ever on the horizon—more humane, more ordered, more rational, more free.