Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Theo Crazy

I had someone tell me tonight that he would rather live in a theocracy than in a democracy ... bad idea. Don't get me wrong, as I have very openly admited, I am a very committed Christian.

The thing is that if it were a true theocracy, I mean where God had a prophet as His spokesperson, and would do things like part rivers, send rain on a clear day, and raise the dead to prove that this person had the right to speak for Him. And if the person were found to be speaking for himself rather than for God, would be covered in leporous boils, then sure, I would have no problem living in that theocracy.

I trust God. If you look at the Old Testament in the Bible (the books from Genesis to Malachi which were written before the the birth of Jesus), and go into the laws, there were a lot of petty little laws, like don't wear cloths made out of cotton and wool, which were specifically for the Israelites. But there were other laws, like the Ten Commandments, which were applicable to everyone living within the borders, and to visitors. Things like don't commit murder, don't commit perjury, etc. And, God said that all those laws applied equally to people in the land. So, if you were an Israelite, you couldn't kill your neighbor, who was a Moabite, and get away with it.

So, why wouldn't I support a theocracy? Well because in all practical terms, it would not be a theocracy, it would be a Samocracy or a Barbocracy. The person who could yell the loudest and claim that he had a word from God would tell everyone else what to do, and if you questioned them, obviously you would be a blasphemer and thrown in jail or executed, or if you had enough backers, we could start a schism and have a holy war until we cleansed the earth of all the Barbocrats.

Personally, I am a child of the King and a part of the army of God, not the army of Sam, Barb, or whoever has the pulpit this week.

Buz

4 comments:

Biby Cletus said...

Cool blog, i just randomly surfed in, but it sure was worth my time, will be back

Deep Regards from the other side of the Moon

Biby Cletus

David M. Smith said...

Hi Buz,

Are you claiming Pat Robertson wouldn’t make a good king? : - )

I’m not too crazy about democracies either, but as hard as I think, I can’t think of any system better than the American system. However, I can also foresee a time when our political system will be our downfall.

We need God, not Saul, David, or Solomon.

Buz said...

Biby,

Hello ... you are welcome any time. I looked at your comparison between Hinduism and Hellenism, quite interesting.

David,

I don't care if he wants to be king. You can always revolt against a king. It is "God's Prophet" in a Theocracy that would worry me ... and I can think of a lot of people worse that Mr. Robertson.

As a matter of fact, with his whole "in 40 days the earth will be destroyed" message, Mr. Gore sure sounds like he is running for that position.

Buz

David M. Smith said...

"... and I can think of a lot of people worse that Mr. Robertson.

As a matter of fact, with his whole "in 40 days the earth will be destroyed" message, Mr. Gore sure sounds like he is running for that position."


Agreed!