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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    I read the definition as having an "or" in it: Theocracy is a form of government in which the clergy is officially recognized as the civil Ruler and official policy is governed by officials regarded as divinely guided, or is pursuant to the doctrine of a particular religion or religious group.

    As for SCOTUS shutting it down, it has. That's why we're discussing the woman attacking the Satanic display. Because in order to stay within the Establishment Clause - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, you have to allow all religious views access if you allow one. It's either Christmas displays plus Satanic ones, or no Christmas displays at all.
    Here's what Merriam Webster has to say:
    : a form of government in which a country is ruled by religious leaders

    : a country that is ruled by religious leaders
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/theocracy

    How about that conservative stalwart, google:
    the·oc·ra·cy
    THēˈäkrəsē/Submit
    noun
    a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god.
    the commonwealth of Israel from the time of Moses until the election of Saul as King.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=theo..._sm=0&ie=UTF-8

    Not sure where you got your definition, but I'm glad you're enjoying your gift.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Here's what Merriam Webster has to say:

    Theocracy - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

    How about that conservative stalwart, google:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=theo..._sm=0&ie=UTF-8

    Not sure where you got your definition, but I'm glad you're enjoying your gift.
    Picked it up off Wikipedia which I linked to after my definition in the first post.

    It's Greek. "Theo" means God and "cracy" means rule. Democracy is "people ruled," theocracy is "god ruled." The definitions may differ slightly from source to source, but I don't really see the direct inclusion of the priestly class as being a significant issue in the argument.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Picked it up off Wikipedia which I linked to after my definition in the first post.

    It's Greek. "Theo" means God and "cracy" means rule. Democracy is "people ruled," theocracy is "god ruled." The definitions may differ slightly from source to source, but I don't really see the direct inclusion of the priestly class as being a significant issue in the argument.
    Of course you don't, because that would interfere with your meme. I think Webster is a pretty well respected dictionary.

    You still haven't explained how we go from a Christmas decoration on the little town square, to full blown theocracy.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Oh the irony. Did you really just say that? Isn't that what this entire debate is all about? Militant atheists who equate a Christmas decoration with theocracy? You people are sumpthin' else.
    I've never seen something go right over someone's head as fast as that did
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Picked it up off Wikipedia which I linked to after my definition in the first post.

    It's Greek. "Theo" means God and "cracy" means rule. Democracy is "people ruled," theocracy is "god ruled." The definitions may differ slightly from source to source, but I don't really see the direct inclusion of the priestly class as being a significant issue in the argument.
    And cb will not see it in any other way because it would interfere with his meme

    Some people are a waste of time. Often, those people are religious christians who are conservative
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Of course you don't, because that would interfere with your meme. I think Webster is a pretty well respected dictionary.

    You still haven't explained how we go from a Christmas decoration on the little town square, to full blown theocracy.
    Theocracy is a government dictated by religious principles. Establishing and endorsing a religion is a step towards a government that's dictated by religious principles.

    I don't think that's a stretch.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Theocracy is a government dictated by religious principles. Establishing and endorsing a religion is a step towards a government that's dictated by religious principles.

    I don't think that's a stretch.
    You can think whatever you want, but you have yet to demonstrate how exactly that could happen.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    You can think whatever you want, but you have yet to demonstrate how exactly that could happen.
    You can't have a theocracy without a state established and endorsed religion. It's impossible. This would be a fundamental first step.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    While incorrect, her actions are understandable and it should be pointed out that this sort of thing wouldn't happen if they didn't allow this heinous evil to occur in the first place.
    Yes, but vandalism is still vandalism.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    No, but the state should remove it.
    If you deny one form of religious expression on public land, then you must deny all.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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