[*] There's always Mecca ...

Former senator and Episcopal priest John Danforth tries his hand at political philosophy.

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Here's the web-bite:
People of faith have an obligation to be in politics, he said.

"I think the question arises when a political party becomes identified with one particular sectarian position and when religious people believe that they have the one answer, that they understand God's truth and they embody it politically," he said.

"Nothing is more dangerous than religion in politics and government when it becomes divisive," he said. "I'll give you examples: Iraq. Northern Ireland. Palestine."
It's nice to see an Episcopal priest with such a comprehensive grasp of history and world politics. Of course, he was a Clinton ambassador to the U.N., so maybe he's right and I have no idea what I'm talking about.

Another possibility is that former senator Danforth has no idea what he is talking about philosophically in spite of his position as a man of the cloth. I wonder: what exactly is the parallel to "Christian" identification inside the Republican party and the religious violence apparent in Ireland or the suicide bombers that attack Israel from Palestine? Any syllogism would be interesting to review.