I know that in Europe, the churches are nearly empty on Sundays. I've heard this is because something demoralized Christianity there: the constant sight of clergy entwined with politicians. Our President James Madison wrote that "total separation" of the church from the state had been good for the "piety of the priesthood" and the devotion of the people. Therefore, I wonder . . Where are we headed? What explains Europe's apathy towards religion? By the way, if the explanation is that nothing kills the devotion of the people like the sight of church leaders playing politics and getting a check from the treasury, can it be said that "secularism" is the enemy of religion, or the best thing to happen to it, as Madison wrote? That would be the ultimate irony, perhaps.