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Theocracy

Posted by | January 13th, 2009

1. A form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, the God’s or deity’s laws being interpreted by the ecclesiastical authorities.
2. A system of government by priests claiming a divine commission.
3. A commonwealth or state under such a form or system of government

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3 thoughts on “Theocracy

  1. KEB

    In a free society, we must refrain from the imposition of religious beliefs upon others. Sadly the freedom we enjoy to practice religious activities is being turned into the freedom from religion.

    Our founding fathers recognized that a free society must be able to choose their religious destiny without government interference. Modern day belief in the separation of church and state have put religious society at a disadvantage. It has become unlawful to practice religious activities in many instances where our founding fathers were adamantly in favor of providing.

    Consider our schools. When regional schools first started, as part of regular cirriculum, the Bible was an integral subject, prayer was as much a part of classrooms as mathematics are today. However, government, upon viewing school as a public necessity, became over time, self professed guardians of education. When this happened, it was inevitable that someone would challenge the lawfulness of religious activities in an education environment. I believe this has led to the decline of morality in our country.

    Theocracy isn't a particularly bad form of government, provided everyone agrees on what the theology is going to be. However, when was the last time that a family of 4 or 5 agreed on everything? It just doesn't happen. As is evidenced in theocractic societies, theocracy becomes unworkable. Of course this applies to several other forms of government, democracy, monarchy, communist etc. In the end, they all have serious faults that we as citizens find unpopular and/or unworkable.

    I am waiting for the Benevolent Dictator of all Creation to provide an uncorruptible government.

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  2. markross Post author

    "I am waiting for the Benevolent Dictator of all Creation to provide an uncorruptible government."

    K,

    Great line! : )

    Perhaps, one day, that will be the case.

    When and if this Benevolent Dictator arrives, I have a feeling that a Theocracy will soon follow : )

    As far as an incorruptible government, that will surely take an act of God.

    Sadly, even democracy appears to "not" be the end all answer either.

    In theory, it is a great system, however, in reality, there is much corruption and abuse.

    Some will say that Communism, in theory, was also a great system, then followed dictatorships.

    In theory, there may even be some virtue in Socialism except for the fact that once the government owns, and controls every thing, the people will have even less (to no) say then we currently do today.

    Wow! Could you imagine if the government owned and ran a major news organization?

    Ben Franklin would be rolling in his grave! :roll:

    Mark

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