I know I said I was too busy to write, but I have to jot this down.
The USS Gabrielle Giffords is set to enter service with the US Navy in 2017. There are some types that are complaining about the name of the vessel, saying that it promotes gun control.
There is a certain amount of irony in saying a battleship promotes some sort of weaponry control, but that is not my interest. What is interesting is the fact that the critics think that the magical name of a US Congressperson who had been shot in the face was an attack on one of their dogmas!
Some people believe in the Second Amendment as a right, but some believe in the Second Amendment as a dogma. In this sense, there is no difference between religion and politics, for each is a worldview that is intolerant of dissent.
Both religion and politics are often worldviews which are inflexible and intolerant of other worldviews.
When people talk religion and politics, the areas of the brain involved with the self and self-esteem and are at work. The majority of statements about politics and about religion are mainly statements about the speaker's sense and value of self within the speaker's worldview.
That is, for the most part, religious and political statements are not about facts, but are about one's beliefs and the importance of those beliefs in one's view of the world.