• Religion means goal and way, politics implies end and means. The political end is recognizable by the fact that it may be attained--in success--and its attainment is historically recorded. The religious goal remains, even in man's highest experiences, that which simply provides direction on the mortal way; it never enters into historical consummation.

    Martin Buber (1963). “Pointing the way: collected essays. Edited and translated with an introd. by Maurice S. Friedman”