Secularisation is the expropriated property of the church
In the 17th century, the power of secular sovereigns in some regions became more proportional to the power of the church, therefore they were able to take possession of the church. Secularization is the process in which religion slowly loses meaning and may disappear. Classical Social thinkers (Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx) believed that religion would disappear due to the rise of modern science and technology. Due to the rational worldview, there is no place for faith in a god and supernatural powers. The modern state has facilities for the sick, the elderly and the poor who make the usefulness of a religious institution superfluous. Many people only get back on religion when it comes to a great emotional event like marriage, birth, and death.