Pretty sure that the secular state does not want people to refer to their ancient textbooks for instructions about how to live.
The state wants to replace religion with itself. The state creates the narrative we live by. The state judges those it considers disobedient and punishes the wicked with death. The state requires blood sacrifice. The state wants its cult members preoccupied with material abundance - not spiritual growth.
To paraphrase Hegel, the state is the march of God on earth.
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