Should Religious People Be Allowed To Hold Public Office? I ask this, because by definition, truly religious people are delusional. They communicate with voices in their heads. They live in fantastical worlds created by and populated with imaginary beings, and abide by moral and social codes defined by such delusions. Most importantly, in situations where there are contradictions between reality and public (secular) interests, and private religious delusions, a truly religious person's will chose to follow such delusions. (For a real life example, remember former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who stated that regardless of what the US Supreme Court decided, he (Roy Moore) answered to a "higher authority").