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Theocracy: Good v Bad

Discussion in 'Political Debates' started by The Hammer, Oct 17, 2021.

  1. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein I'm not deaf, I'm just a real bad listener
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    It's neither good nor bad, inherently. It just depends.
     
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  2. The Hammer

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    I like this idea.
     
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  3. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    Only for the most devout I would think.

    I figure the rest, not so much.
     
  4. Hidingfromyou

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    Theocracy is great if you're the leader, bad if you're a commoner.
     
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  5. pearl

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    This idea is the latest coming from General Flynn, one religion in the USA.
    Anyone care to bet on which he chooses?
     
  6. InChrist

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    I think any theocracy led by humans is very dangerous and would tend to become oppressive. It has happened before in history and I believe we will see it occur on a global scale when the antichrist assumes world rule.

    The only legitimate and safe theocracy I foresee will be the millennial reign of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, when He returns.
     
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  7. Sgt. Pepper

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    Personally speaking, I think a religious theocracy is a terrible idea, whether it's Christian oriented or not. First, how will a dominate religion be chosen? For instance, if Christianity is chosen as the most popular religion, then which version of the Christian religion will end up as the dominate one? Will it be the Roman Catholic Church or Protestantism or Orthodox or Eastern Orthodox?

    Let's say Protestantism is the most popular choice of all Christian sects, then which Protestant Denomination will overshadow all other Christian churches? Will it be Non-Denominational, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, The Church of God, The Church of Christ, First Baptist, Second Baptist, Southern Baptist, Anabaptist, United Methodist, Church of the Nazarene, Anglican, Lutheran or Assemblies of God? Honestly, the task of choosing a specific Christian church to dominate would be a daunting responsibility, considering that there are hundreds of Christian denominations to choose from. I can't even imagine the total chaos and dissension that will cause.

    Secondly, how will this dominate sect of Christianity be enforced? And lastly, what will happen to the people who don't adhere to any sect of Christianity? What would happen to human rights and civil rights? Would the people who don't adhere to Christianity eventually be classified, and treated, as second class citizens in this theocracy? Would unbelievers be rounded up and imprisoned?

    As I've said before on a similar topic, freedom of religion is a cherished right in America, and the right to choose one's own religion (or no religion) should be protected, at all costs, IMHO. Personally, I'm thankful I have the right to choose my own spiritual path.
     
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    Theocracy is not a “good” or a “bad” thing. I can see many outcomes in which I would definitely approve of it... same with other forms of government. It just all comes down to the people in power and how successful they are at strengthening and leading their country.
     
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