The writer of the Nov. 4 Mini Editorial wants the "truly religious" involved in politics because they "know how to talk meaningfully to each other about things that matter.”

Some examples: The Buddhists in Thailand speaking to the Muslims they are killing. The Muslims speaking to the Israelis. The Israelis speaking to the Palestinians. The Catholics and Protestants killing each other during the Middle Ages in Europe. Christians speaking to gays and lesbians today. The Christian Germans speaking to the Jewish Germans in 1940.

Whenever and wherever people achieve political success and involve their religion in their politics, they identify a minority and make them suffer. - Douglas VanDerVoort, Sioux City

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