I wouldn’t think being spiritual through one’s involvement in politics, especially for purposes of the greater social well being, or being spiritual in your studies is a bad thing, or something that could have disastrous effects. But I would say mixing your religion with your politics, or better said, reinforcing your political beliefs with your religion, is something that could be and has been disastrous. Separation between church and state, no matter how you perceive the intentions of our founding fathers on such, is something to prevent the direction of political system going against freedom of all peoples, or being ingrained in one direction without being open for change. On a more personal level, we can already see, that when one directly attaches their foundation of faith to their political views, it becomes that dangerously over bearing ideology. Further more we see that type of reinforced ideology as a method of judgement on the value spiritually and intellectually of those who hold opposing views. We have a party system to create efficient compromise, for more consideration of everybody, but when the party’s see their ideology more and more as part of a movement against another it becomes hostile towards each other, on the level of our souls. I just don’t think that’s something that should be acceptable when we are trying to best govern our nation. Simply put, it’s not productive, and we can currently see that with the U.S. congress, politicians solely being obstructive because they judge the people holding views not in agreement with theirs as though they were moral threats of the nation. That is a skewed perception of just differences in thinking.