Friday, November 30, 2012

Theocracy in our Future?

As the failures of Leftism and the threat of Islamism grow, I fear that the solution won't be a renewed advocacy of a secular, individual-rights-respecting Republic, but some form of Christian Theocracy.  There are already signs of this, here's one example in Kentucky.
Tom Riner, a Baptist minister and the long-time Democratic state representative, sponsored the law.
 “The church-state divide is not a line I see,” Riner told The New York Times shortly after the law was first challenged in court. “What I do see is an attempt to separate America from its history of perceiving itself as a nation under God.”


Anonymous Steve D said...

If a domestic dictatorship takes over this country, then yes it will be some sort of religious theocracy as you say (hopefully Christian I suppose, since any other religion would be much worse). However, the problem as I see it is that everything is falling apart (including our military) so fast that a foreign takeover might occur first. This would especially be the threat in the instance of civil war. In this case, it would be of a communist or leftist type, rather than a religious theocracy (since there really is nothing out there in the world of religions with any hope to challenge Christianity).
The Russians, Chinese, Iranians etc. are hovering over us, their threat being so great at this time, that one almost hopes for Christianity, since any alternative is worse than death but a Christian theocracy would at least allow some type of opposition as evident by the history of the later middle ages.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Amit Ghate said...

Thanks for your comments, here and on the post regarding the differences between Islam and Christianity. I'm not sure I agree with your basci take, but there's a lot to think about and a considered answer will take some time to formulate. I'm swamped with other things right now, but I hope to come back to your points in a future post, probably (hopefully?) early next year.

7:48 PM  
Blogger Michael David Rawlings, a.k.a. "Bluemoon" said...

There has never been and shall never be a Christian theocracy in this country. I never cease to be amazed by the spectacle of libertarians, even Objectivists, going along with the leftist Warren Court’s Jacobinian version of separation, especially given the subsequent and predictable radical collectivization of the public education system and the incessant attacks on home schooling per the logic of this utterly foreign notion of separation.

1:23 PM  

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