Dorian Red

Santorum told me that no organization, even one using tax dollars, should have to employ someone 'who is at cross purposes with the mission of what the charity is.' He would go a step further in loosening the reins on charities by letting them read from Bibles and speak of their faith. He said he did not see the difference between a Bible and 'the teachings of Aristotle -- that's a philosophy of life.' He added: 'Here you have a book that's been pretty well tested over time. So to say, here are some passages from the Bible that may help you, I don't necessarily see that as a negative.'
--NYT Magazine

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.