There is great commotion in Turkey currently with protests from some of its citizens about an attempt by Islamists to introduce religion into the secular state. Heaven forbid! All of Europe is up in arms and there are threats to stop Turkey from joining the E.U. What a storm in a teacup!
In America, that secular land of the free and the home of the brave, the great dictator President George W Bush, a man who puts Castro to shame, a man who is the most powerful person in the cosmos, the creme de la creme of despots, a man who governs absolutely even though the Democrats hold both Houses, has managed to fuse religion and the secular state into one without really trying, without anyone even noticing!
Saint George (shown above thanks to Google Images) as He will eventually be called, has brought His born-again religious convictions with Him to the White House. Hallelujah! He has infused every warmongering, depleted uranium-using, civilian-slaughtering, oil-grabbing policy of His Administration with pious religious overtones. The Holy Ghost walks every corridor of the W.H. along with most of the world's religious-right Fundamentalists, Praise the Lord! Prayer meetings laced with fervour are as common as treachery, share transactions, contract-awarding to Halliburton, and invasion-planning in the Oval Office. There is even a special physiotherapist who tends to those that find prolonged prayer-filled bowing creates back and knee problems.
Some of the W.H. staff complain that their eyes are closed so often in prayer they tend to stick together. The maintenance staff at the W.H. are worried that the air-conditioners cannot handle the amount of exhortations that daily fill each room, exhortations like, "May you guide our nuclear missiles unerringly to their nuclear facilities, Oh Lord, so that they vapourise uncountable numbers of Thine enemies, the camel-riding, Iranian heathens," and, "Help us, Oh God, to secure enough oil to keep our blessed turbo-charged, 4WDs arunning...er, to do Your work." The security staff are worried by the number of false alarms that ring as various spiritual entities with large wingspans fly around the smaller rooms plucking on harps, flinging invisible palm leaves, and crying out, "Hosannas."
Yes, friends, the secular state, even if it's run by God-fearing, hymn-singing, small-minded, bigoted, religious zealots like St George and St Olmert and St Tony and St John, etc, is safe. Be assured, there is no possibility of overlap between deranged personal religious belief and rational political decision-making. Absolutely none. Where DID you get that silly idea from?
Your guarantee? It's forbidden in the secular Constitution (he breaks into uncontrollable laughter)!