When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movement becomes headlong – faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thought of obstacles and forget that a precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it’s too late. — Bene Gesserit proverb
My Take – If a leader has a religion, it’s not unreasonable for the values and ethics of that religion to guide him or her in their decisions. But when religion becomes the only driving force in leadership, it can get too far too fast. When someone uses “God’s will” as their reason and rhyme to impact the lives of others, they try to give up personal responsibility for that impact and can cause more harm than good, no matter their intentions.