Theocracies

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    Are there any examples from history where these were a success ?
     
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    Not that I can think of. Why? Many people interpret their various holy books far different from others that use the same book.

    Some good examples.............................

    Catholics vs. Protestants in the UK. Now, I realize that the UK itself isn't a theocracy, but they do let a lot of religion into how they govern themselves. And, because the 2 groups couldn't agree on how to interpret the same book, they were at war with each other for a long time.

    Sunni vs. Shia. Now, in some ME countries, they do have theocracies, but the leading version of the religion spends a great deal of time stomping down those who aren't the leading sect of the religion, and they use politics to try to eradicate the other belief structures.

    No, one of the reasons that this country is so great is that we (supposedly) have separation of church and state. That way, we can have a set of laws that can work for all citizens, without stomping on their belief systems. That is also one of the reasons that I believe Sharia law will never be the way this country runs. We have too many different belief systems that are cool with the secular laws, but would immediately revolt if forced to live under religious laws of another religion.

    The US doesn't really have religious laws, which is probably why our democracy has survived as long as it has.
     
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    Vatican city
     
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    Vatican
    The caravan is waiting for the money tommy
     
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    How is the Vatican a "success" at being a theocracy? They are heavily dependent on Italy for a lot of their stuff. They don't have a separate economy, nor do they print their own money. No, the Vatican isn't an example of a successful country being a theocracy.
     
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    How is the Vatican a success ? Its full of sex offenders on the run.
     
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    Saudi Arabia is a successful theocracy.

    So is Iran, Qatar, Oman, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sudan, Mauritania, and several other muslim majority countries. ... :cool:
     
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    You are just so so bad at this
     
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    Does your country have any of them running around tommy?[you may wanna feign ignorance on this point, perhaps make an excuse, or go to the dictionary]...now cough up the money you promised those poor folks in the caravan
     
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    The only reason Saudi Arabia is a "successful theocracy" is because of the brutal way they put down any dissent.

    Same with the other Muslim countries.
     
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