Big Love! (Atheist mystic)
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Can't a theocracy be a democracy also?
The most important thing is the integrity of those involved.
By what standard would you measure integrity within a theocratic state? The Christian Democrats of my country are currently facing multiple corruption charges. Luckily they are just the ruling party in a mostly secular state, and not the religious party ruling by heavenly decree in a theocracy.
Historically, theocratic states tend to become oppressive. See all the Calvinist attempts, the Puritans in the North American colonies, the various mandates from heaven, the Papal states, Monk-ruled Tibet, Taliban rule in Afghanistan, ... state religion is bad enough, a religious state is my nightmare vision.