Religious Beliefs tends to be a big obstacle that hinders a lot of people from taking political action. For example scientific beliefs vs. religious beliefs is and always will be at war with each other because neither can be proven as fact. Now there are a lot of people who believe that the world was created by God and when scientist look at this from a scientific point of view they say its impossibly due to the fact that it cant be proven scientifically. but then neither can the idea of the Big Bang Theory. In this case I don't believe there is a way to over come any issues in this case. But in other cases over coming obstacles all depends on weather both sides of the argument can come to an agreement.