> "the happiness of the majority"
it's not even the happiness of the majority, the people being exploited in china, India, Africa and central/south America aren't happy, the world as a whole has seen a rise in depression, suicide and mental illness, even in first world countries, the bread and circuses only serve to distract the people of their own sadness,(pics related) it's just the utility part, the power of finance, which tries to modernize places like Africa, for the sole purpose of creating markets where to sell products.
>Authentic religion and spirituality has been progressively replaced by enthusiasm for "achievements of humanity" (progress)
although i do believe they both have the same ideas of progress, but i wouldn't put achievements of humanity
as the thing that replaced religion and spirituality, but on production and consumption of goods, profit and wealth, that's the main drive of the consumerist hell we live today, where what a certain nation product is dictated by what this nations is best at production, it's the utility part again, we can see this in how many nations produces huge amounts of the same product, only to waste it by selling it on the international market, and with the money buying products that could be produced at home.