One shouldn't imagine that religious politics

                                      And political religion are identical!

                                      They appertain to different

                                      Spectra of ideological evolution,

                                      The one ... tail-ending a democratic spectrum,

                                      The other ... at the inception

                                      Of a truly theocratic one.

                                      Religious politics is still political,

                                      Whereas the essence of political religion

                                      Is of course religious.

                                      We are dealing, then, with a distinction between

                                      Fundamentalist socialism, or Soviet Communism,

                                      And Social Transcendentalism, or theocratic Centrism,

                                      And while fundamentalist socialism

                                      Is fundamentally autocratic (if somewhat theocratically so,

                                      to the extent that it derives from Marx), it is

                                      Pseudo-democratic in that it champions

                                      A People's Democracy from a totalitarian base

                                      In which, as in liberal republicanism, both

                                      Prime ministers and presidents fulfil

                                      Their 'democratic' offices of state.

                                      By contrast, Social Transcendentalism

                                      Would be 'democratic' to the extent

                                      That it upheld a bureaucracy,

                                      But theocratic in everything else,

                                      Not least of all in its adherence to

                                      The Leader-principle and consequent avoidance of

                                      Prime ministerial and/or presidential associations.

                                      The President of a People's Republic signifies the Antichrist,

                                      The Leader of a Social Transcendental Centre

                                      Will signify the Second Coming.

                                      There lies the principal distinction between

                                      Religious politics and political religion!