Yet secular states are where all free countries are going.
Just look at the E U and other Western nations as well as most other nations.
They are not as advanced as France and Quebec, but they are all leaning to that side.
I think the world will get fed up with being under oligarch rule and will soon reach what Socrates called a Timocratic system where people focus on and rule for duty and honor.
We would have to modernize his description of such a government though to where it is a blend odf democracy and what some call socialistic programs like state paid health care and education.
That's good and there's noting wrong with mixing Capitalism and Socialism
The main reason that Socialism exists is to protect those whose politics, religions and gender associations are not popular with the herd.
Sure most will insist that systems in place are fair by those who work them properly but we also know that their sense of 'wrong' are gays, marijuana users, (ironically) philanthropists or those who suggest that one should be free to do and express themselves in any way they please as long as not a detriment to the well being of others.
As is now the system has been captured, horded and used against those who don't share the same sense of right & wrong. Used to egotistically force idealisms and politics no matter how antiquated or obsolete.
ie If you're not recognized as a Christian it is very difficult to find or keep a job here in NZ.
Still to this day a person can deny commerce with you or employment due to bias AND still get away with it as long as they can find some other excuse as to why they turned you away.