Throughout the human history, spiritual seekers have often found the answers unknown to the scientific community. They would teach wisdom rejected by science. Science would catch up sometimes hundreds or even thousands years later.
Politics is generally blind to any wisdom whatsoever. However, politics will generally reject even scientifically proven knowledge, until a disaster happens that forces them to adapt a new worldview.
Spirituality seeks to know the truth.
Science seeks to prove the truth.
Politics seeks to manipulate the truth, not even knowing what the truth is.
Organized religion is, first of all, politics.