Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.
You can say it's not smart, but it's been pretty damned effective for a couple of millenia, and by all indications they're getting their mojo back now.
You clearly don't read the comments; he doesn't dump on his readers. [Said morons are not his readers. Not by a long shot]. Is there a distinction between anger and righteous indignation? I for one think there is.