Sometimes I wonder why politics and religion are so intertwined for me. Most of the time I think it's probably because they are both rooted in my beliefs about justice and mercy, and how important kindness and love should be in our society.
But, my twin interests may have had a more prosaic beginning. This blog may stem from the fact that, as a child, I often confused Wilford Woodruff (4th President of the Mormon church) and Woodrow Wilson (28th President of the United States). They have almost nothing in common except that both their names start with "W." So maybe some deep part of my subconscious still associates politics and religion because of this.
Am I the only one afflicted with this confusion? To this day, I still have to think about it when I refer to either of these men to make sure I say the correct name!