"To the people, all religions were equally true; to the philosophers, all religions were equally false; and to the politicians, all religions were equally useful." -Edward Gibbons, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
This sermon points out that it is the nature of the State to always use religion for its own ends. Most States use religion to homogenize, utilize, and manipulate the people. Even those States which are atheistic still find religion useful. There are always those in religion who are willing to accommodate the State's designs in using religion. 36 min. MercySeat.net