But the weakness in the U.S. manufacturing sector does not reflect a simple secular trend.
Nowadays, of course, Christmas is a largely secular affair.
Her quest for the big answer leads her to accept Confucianism and nonreligious Buddhism as well as secular humanism.
Primary education, having become universal and largely public, became overwhelmingly secular .
But if one focuses on the company's positive secular trends, the picture is different.
Some of the more secular trends in humanism dared to defend happiness in the here and now.
As the author notes, Maria's case was championed by the Jesuits, while her doubters were the secular or parish clergy.
Over time, however, the values of psychotherapy have made inroads into religious as well as secular culture.
Seven years earlier, France had erected a government that was intended to be purely secular .
But it did guarantee that in time American politics would largely become a secular matter.