Sunday, June 21, 2009

More Theocracy Needed in Iran

Once again, Tom Knapp's blogging software has bounced me because of my penchant for linking to other web pages. "Your comment contains too many links and will not be added."

Here's his post: KN@PPSTER: This is what theocracy looks like

This would have been mine:


No, that's what Democracy looks like.

Both sides in Iran claim to be "theocratic," and both sides believe that the other side is acting inconsistently with the theocratic tenets they profess. Both sides would deny that "This is what theocracy looks like."

Further, there is a big difference between a Christian Theocracy and an Islamic theocracy. In 1892, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that America was a Christian Theocracy, a nation "under God," which is the literal meaning of the word "theocracy."

Benjamin Rush signed the Declaration of Independence and served in the Presidential administrations of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison -- each of whom came from a different political party. Rush's party? He was a Christian Theocrat:

I have been alternately called an aristocrat and a democrat. I am now neither. I am a Christocrat. I believe all power . . . will always fail of producing order and happiness in the hands of man. He alone Who created and redeemed man is qualified to govern him.
True Christian Theocracy is Anarcho-Theocracy.

Iran's problem is too many human archists and not enough Christian Theocracy.

This is what true Theocracy looks like. And this.

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