I am also fed up with the preachers who claim we should never mention politics in church during an election period. Year after year we see our rights as Christians in America being shredded from the constitution while those things the constitution never mentioned are approved by decree of activist judges who have been educated beyond their intelligence.
We are in the Laodicean age, the last age before Christ's return. The Laodicean church is described as saying, "We have need of nothing" and Christ is seen outside the church ardently and politely knocking on the door to be let back in.
The world we live in has followed suit, says, "We have need of nothing", and also kicked God out of society.
To his people, God is saying, "[B]ehold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon you, and his glory shall be seen upon you (Is 60:1-2).
Already posted, with a good discussion ongoing.
Politics and Religion: Do They Mix?
Everyone, religious or not, has a philosophical worldview by which he determines what he think is politically right and wrong. Religious folk are just more able to identify their worldview and more honest in admitting their predispositions. Secular materialism is as much a religion as Christianity.
Totalitarians don’t like religion because they see it as competition. Nothing must be seen to be superior to govt.
Anyhow, most of the people I know who think of religious people as superstitious idiots are themselves worshippers of govt. They believe that govt will fix social problems and protect them from evil in spite of all evidence that the govt is the source of much of the world’s evil and social problems. They are as steeped in superstition as a medieval serf but unfortunately lack any sense of self-evaluation. They remain blissfully unaware of the road to ruin they follow.
So, no, it is impossible to live any aspect of life outside of one’s religious views. Only a fool actually believes it can be removed from politics.