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    Re: Do you support theocracies?

    no vote
    again, a fixed poll
    I support the people's right to choose for themselves, whatever it be, irregardless of our like or dislike.

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    Re: Do you support theocracies?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    no vote
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    I support the people's right to choose for themselves, whatever it be, irregardless of our like or dislike.
    But unfortunately the right to choose ends with some types of government. A theocracy would be one of those types of government. You might try living in Iran or some similar Middle Eastern country. You might find that their choices are narrowed down significantly for them.

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    Re: Do you support theocracies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    But unfortunately the right to choose ends with some types of government. A theocracy would be one of those types of government. You might try living in Iran or some similar Middle Eastern country. You might find that their choices are narrowed down significantly for them.
    No thanks, I have been spoiled rotten.
    But people are all different...having never known "freedom", many would not know it if it bit them on their arse. And then they may reject it..
    Sure, we think its great, but other may not feel the same way.
    Do we really know how the Iranians feel ? ...or the N Koreans ??

    BTW, I hope that our nation never becomes a theocracy, or even close. I want things to stay in balance.

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    Re: Do you support theocracies?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    No thanks, I have been spoiled rotten.
    But people are all different...having never known "freedom", many would not know it if it bit them on their arse. And then they may reject it..
    Sure, we think its great, but other may not feel the same way.
    Do we really know how the Iranians feel ? ...or the N Koreans ??
    Yes, we do know how they feel: Oppressed and enslaved...with the constant threat of death for even speaking out loud against the ruling regime.

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    Re: Do you support theocracies?

    I support the idea of a Moralistic Limited Republic; that is the idea of a Government of and for the Moral. This means that there would be requirements to prove one's Moral decency in order to receive the benefits of Citizenship; including voting, holding public office, getting public funds, etc....

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    Re: Do you support theocracies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I support the idea of a Moralistic Limited Republic; that is the idea of a Government of and for the Moral. This means that there would be requirements to prove one's Moral decency in order to receive the benefits of Citizenship; including voting, holding public office, getting public funds, etc....
    In other words your a dictator at heart.... Your perceived moral standards over the meaning of all others, right?

    Define "moral decency" to me, please.
    Last edited by Removable Mind; 12-19-11 at 11:51 AM.

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    Re: Do you support theocracies?

    Theocracies tend to suppress secular thought and empirical reasoning, so no I do not support them. Democracies are far from perfect but they are leaps and bounds better than religious rule would be. Medieval Europe proved that with abundance. The Divine Right of Kings is behind us and should stay there.

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    Re: Do you support theocracies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackstone View Post
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    Until Jesus of Nazareth returns to the Earth to establish the kingdom of God, I cannot support any theocracy because, being led and administered by men, it will be corrupted and abused by them. A man-made theocracy is a recipe for disaster. Upon Jesus' Second Coming, He will put into place the administration of world government necessary to properly carry out its function and at that time I will happily embrace theocracy as the best form of government.....
    perhaps the silliest post ever.

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    Re: Do you support theocracies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    In other words your a dictator at heart.... Your perceived moral standards over the meaning of all others, right?

    Define "moral decency" to me, please.
    I'm an Authoritarian. I have never made any bones about that. I believe that Morality is the highest calling in life. Beyond Religion, Culture, Nationality, Society, Family, etc.... To live an Immoral Life is worse than Death itself.

    Moral Decency is very simple.... It is acutally LIVING life by the standards set by A Proper Society. No more paying lip service to the ideals of A Proper Society. . Either you live your life by those rules or you have no place in the Proper Society. You may choose to leave the society completely, live as a second-class resident in the society, or end up facing Punishment when you are found to be living an Immoral Life.

    It would take hours (which I don't have) to explain all the tenants of Moral Decency specifically; but as a general overview you may look at the social order of the Middle East or the era of history from the Middle Ages through the American Colonial period. For a limited idea of how this sort of society might work, see Robert Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" world.
    Last edited by Tigger; 12-19-11 at 12:25 PM. Reason: Correction Noted by Your Star - in bold

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    Re: Do you support theocracies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I'm an Authoritarian. I have never made any bones about that. I believe that Morality is the highest calling in life. Beyond Religion, Culture, Nationality, Society, Family, etc.... To live an Immoral Life is worse than Death itself.

    Moral Decency is very simple.... It is acutally LIVING life by the standards set by the society. No more paying lip service to the ideals of the society. Either you live your life by those rules or you have no place in the society. You may choose to leave the society completely, live as a second-class resident in the society, or end up facing Punishment when you are found to be living an Immoral Life.

    It would take hours (which I don't have) to explain all the tenants of Moral Decency specifically; but as a general overview you may look at the social order of the Middle East or the era of history from the Middle Ages through the American Colonial period.
    So in your own words, right now you are living an immoral life. You are not living by the standards society right now is setting. You do not treat women equally, which is a standard by society that is widely held, so by your own definition you are immoral.
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