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Entry from September 06, 2010
Religitics (religion + politics)

"Religitics” (religion + politics) is when religion and politics combine. The word “religitics” has one citation from 1988, but has been in steady (but infrequent) use since 2004. “Religitics”—religious views shaping political positions—is a useful word blend that might see a more popular usage.

“Relitics” (religion + politics) has been used much less frequently than “religitics.” An Urban Dictionary entry states that “religitics” is also a blend of “religious” and “lunatic,” but this definition has rarely been used.

“Poligion” (politics+ religion) has been cited in print since at least December 2001. “Politigion” (politics + religion) has seldom been used—usually only in combination with “religitics.”

Merriam-Webster Online
New Words & Slang
religitics (noun) : politics influenced by religious views
Submitted by: Rachael Waguespack from California on Sep. 01, 2010 13:04

Urban Dictionary
a belief system in which politics and religion are inseparably connected; when a change in political beliefs is no longer the same religion, and a change in the religious beliefs is no longer the same politics (portmanteau of religion + politics); pejorative: a loony nutcase who adheres to religitics can also be called “a religitic” (portmanteau of religious + lunatic)
Like all orthodox religions, the Christian Right is more religitics than pure religion.
by Danstrom Aug 11, 2010

3 April 1988, St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch, “Faith only in ethical preachers” by William Childress Column, Everyday Magazine, pg. 2C:
But we dont have to go to the Middle East to see how horrible religitics—the combination of politics and religion—can be.

American Ex
Friday, August 20, 2004
Sex and Religi’tics In American Schools
Religion and politics are oft considered ill topics for friendly social gatherings and for good reason. In a country as politically polarized as the US, these might well be dangerous topics. Unless, of course, it is a gathering of like minded souls who all agree that something should be done about those soulless bastards that are not ‘like minded’.

Reasons Unbeknownst
Religitics in Vegas
I just got back from Vegas, I was talking politics with the bachelor, drinking tequila and coffee, eating a waffle and watching the sun rise through the smokey haze of the casino lobby. The couple next to us was sitting there with their kid looking at us like we were complete savages. We were discussing the correlation between American conservatism and belief in god.

Google Books
Excellence in Worship:
Should Church Musicians Be Paid?

By Darrell R. Alexander
Victoria, BC: Trafford
Pg. 74:
Politics—or as I say, “religitics”—must not be given ANY influence over our fasts, prayers, and supplications.

Jets Insider.com Forums
Sack Exchange
09-22-2005, 01:47 PM
Religion and Politics- Religitics or Poligion
They really are becoming the same.

Saturday, January 26, 2008
Religitics and Politigion
Jim Wallis and Jon Stewart discuss a new spiritual and political generation centered on a moral compass. Check it out!

Posted by ardenrea on Sunday, September 20, 2009
It is dangerous, and generally unwise, to talk about politics and religion. The trouble is, here in Oklahoma, they’re the same thing.

June 28, 2010
A study & analysis of the biblical & historical relationships between the church and the state intended to inform and shape our contemporary engagement of the state as believers.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Military/Religion /Health • (0) Comments • Monday, September 06, 2010 • Permalink