Excerpt:Â A generation ago no one was expecting pagan spirituality in America. Secular humanism, the belief in man's reason as the measure of all things, was the great enemy of the Church. What happened? Predictions in the nineteenth and early twentieth century of the final victory of secularism and the disappearance of religion never took place. Freud's dismissal of religion as a pathology, from which the future utopian world would be healed, proved to be a false diagnosis. Freud would not have predicted the death of secular humanism.