I ran across this statement that the late President Ronald Reagan made during his time in office. It is a brilliant and profound statement, and remains just as true right now as it was 25 years ago.
We need religion as a guide. We need it because we are imperfect, and our government needs the church, because only those that are humble enough to admit they're sinners can bring to democracy the tolerance it requires in order to survive.
- President Ronald W. Reagan