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Discussion in 'Political Debates' started by Lintu, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. Lintu

    Lintu Active Member

    Nov 10, 2004
    Do you think the United States would be better off if it were to be split into a group that approves of theocracy and a group that does not? Sometimes I feel like we'd all be a lot happier if we were able to live in communities that represent our own values rather than having to put up with others' values pushed upon us. (I'm picturing a state with freedom of marriage, no censorship, women's rights, etc, and it sure sounds nice...) Wouldn't it be better for those who want the theocracy as well?

    (Note that I haven't thought through this completely; it's just a random thought that came to mind and my first instinct is that it would be wonderful. I'm sure there is some downside).
  2. Prima

    Prima Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Hmm. I think it's the nature of society to be divided, and if we started doing that kind of thing, we'd end up with 'countries' made up of about five people - and they'd still be bickering! (RF Land, anyone? :D) Think about the Christian Church - first there was one...then two...then three...now there's a gazillion Christian denominations.

    Historically (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong) I can't think of any theocracies that have been very successful.
  3. Pah

    Pah Uber all member

    Jun 2, 2004
    There is a group within the Restoration Movement that would like to move to South Carolina and then succeed
  4. Faminedynasty

    Faminedynasty Active Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    How lovely that hatred and fear of homosexuals (errrrr their admiration for marriage between a man and a woman) is the key issue that causes them to want to seceed.
    Sure why not. Let's let the whole south go. It can be a theocratic Jesusland where homosexuality and abortion are illegal, women are second class citizens, science is considered a "theory" or perhaps just a tool of tricky intellectuals to distract you from your Biblical readings. Let's let them be as backward, ignorant and closed minded as they want to be. Let's let them launch as many hate crusades as they want. And when their society falls into economic ruin, they live in horrific poverty and ignorance and can't feed their white anglo saxon protestant children... We the logical, the reasonable, the compassionate will provide humanitarian aid. It will be a costly opperation, because a society entirely devoid of logic and reason will be a pathetic sight indeed and will require constant aid from us just to ensure their survival. But the sacrifices we must make in order to grant them the freedom to be as ignorant as they please is well worth it, considering that their disasterous influence will be gone from our political system and we can resume moving towards democracy.