The modern man is proud of having secular societies. Not knowing the actuality of the word secular, meaning worldly or temporal, they take it as connected to no religion. Thus they create their particular agnostic religious institutions as supposedly opposite to the rest of the existing theistic ones. Coming and going, institutionalized religious groups with no particular God in center, merely base their voted and vouched idol on holyfied sense enjoyment and impersonal self destruction. Thus secular and religious, quasi opposites, fall into same page as is evident from what follows. The difference is only in first being frank and the last pretentious.
Being afraid of God having an Absolute and autocratic position mundane debauchee thinkers manufacture religions, often just by copying the original religious traditions, to substitute natural emotional craving of the individual. In this way they cheat innocent public into perpetual irreligious damnation in the name of religion, mundane religion, often using the very same word dharma. Dharma means sanätana-dharma. That pertains to the existential eternity of the being. Sanätana-dharma operates on the field of unchanging knowledge values and ever fresh cultural emotions of the soul in the connection to the Supreme Soul Çré Hari. Worldly dharma, however holy it may be proclaimed, is useless for true spiritual salvation if this fundamental principle of Kåñëa consciousness is omitted or the God is put into indefinable oblivion. Mundane religions becomes quickly stale and boring and need to be reviewed and reorganized, very too often, just to squeeze a little bit profit from ignorant and thus cheated public, at the cost of keeping away from God in just another way. Therefore mundane religion is pretentious, giving breeding ground to atheistic religions, whereas eternal religion is that of sincerity.
LIABILITY FOR WRONGS
For mistakes and wrongdoings of servants and subordinates is responsible master, leader or king. Theirs is the responsibility to educate subordinates to not to make those mistakes. Therefore superior is punishable. This is described in Mahābhārata and Nyāya-śāstra confirms that - bhṛtyāparādhe svāmino daṇḍaḥ.
WHY IS KING CALLED RÄJA
Citizens of states are too often disappointed with their leaders. Plain question would be why is that, or in other words where lies the cause of their disappointment? For those who care Çrémad-Bhägavatam gives plain and simple understanding in many places. One of such explanations, how would the citizens be satisfied, rather than not, with their leader, is in 4.16.15, "This King will please everyone by his practical activities, and all of his citizens will remain very satisfied. Because of this the citizens will take great satisfaction in accepting him as their ruling king." Very opposite to what we experience today, though existing reality. Çréla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura gives to an adorable leader socially humane touch. "Because the world will be pleased by his activities, which please the mind (mano-raïjanakaiù), they will call him king. The word räjaù (king) is derived in two ways. Some say that räjaù is derived from räjayati (one who shines). Here it is said that word räjaù comes from raïjayati (one who attracts, or one who gladdens."
If the present day leaders would be trained in such a way so to fulfill this simple requirement for governing, the world will be more enjoyable place. However, the training is not asked for. Rather the depressive machinery of mechanistic democratic elections are in practice bringing no joy and no practicality to societies. In such case there is no use for citizens to gripe, because they prefer the wrong.