Oh dear.......... That hude doc, if actually read through with care, shows that Bahai will COMBINE church, state, civil insts, everything...... in one.
Let me show you:-
Firstly, it declares that Christianity and all else had MAN-MADE social structures, but Bahai is DIVINE. >>>>>>>
.............. the Catholic Church and the Caliphate, which are not divinely given as systems, but man- made .......
.....................The Bahá'í theocracy, on the contrary, is both divinely ordained as a system and, of course, based on the teachings of the Prophet Himself.
and then, later, the ultimate claim: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
......................the Faith of Bahá'u'lláh, likewise renewing man's spiritual life, will gradually produce the institutions of an ordered society, fulfilling not merely the function of the churches of the past but also the function of the civil state.
See? Bahai, in a Bahai Woprld, would control it all.
The great worry about Bahai is that it can take a writing and turn it right around to mean the opposite......... DOUBLE-THINK.
You read it looking to prove an already pre-conveived point.
A Baha'i Theocracy has no definition in todays thoughts or language. I offered it is better stated and thought as what it is in the current embryonic stage and that is the 'Baha'i Administrative Order', which has no part in the Governments of this day, but will always be offering paths to our unity.
That document contains many thoughts outside the agenda, that you have offered may be the goal, and none with the intent you do offer.
I need say no more than that, in the end I am happy to leave it at that.
I wish you well always Oldbadger, I hope you remain well, Regards Tony