Chapter 16

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Some people are all scared up about political candidates' religious beliefs or affiliations, as though the God-conscious candidates would turn the government into some kind of church of torture if they were elected.

Try this simple test: Think of the people that you know fairly well but not really closely. The people at work, for instance. See whether you can guess their religious affiliations.

Excepting for flaming evangelists and flaming atheists, you can't tell what their spiritual positions are, can you? We've had people of every kind of religion or anti-religion in the government and none of us can see much effect at all in the performance of duties, can we?