- Nov 2013
- El Paso, TX
I oppose theocracy.Basically you are saying that you feel a theocracy is better than a democracy or republic, right? The Declaration of Independence was actually an anti-political document in my opinion. A document that declares the rejection of English monarchical politics and rule.
Tell me, what is your solution if you had the power to make things right?
The Declaration of Independence was a political document that wanted to replace English rule with something else.
John Adams explained the role of religion in society well in 1798:
"While our country remains untainted with the principles and manners which are now producing desolation in so many parts of the world; while she continues sincere, and incapable of insidious and impious policy, we shall have the strongest reason to rejoice in the local destination assigned us by Providence. But should the people of America once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another, and towards foreign nations, which assumes the language of justice and moderation, while it is practising iniquity and extravagance, and displays in the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candour, frankness, and sincerity, while it is rioting in rapine and insolence, this country will be the most miserable habitation in the world. Because we have no government, armed with power, capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge and licentiousness would break the strongest cords of our Constitution, as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
No political leader has the power to make things right, which is my point in this thread. To make things right, teach Muslim children to think. Teach them history from original sources. Teach them math based on understanding, not formulas. Teach them the history of science so they can see how science really developed. And have them play games like Go or chess for mental exercise to develop their minds. In addition, encourage good Muslims to marry each other and to avoid marrying degenerates. This is needed to improve their gene pool. With these things in place, in a few generation they will be a position to reform Islam and create another culture comparable to the best of western culture.