Government: The Pros And Cons Of Theocracy

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Theocracy comes from a Greek word that translates to "the rule of God". So, as a system of government, the ruling is given to religious leaders instead of independent leaders or traditional politicians. It is a state where a deity, God, Allah and other religious figures have immediate authority. This type of government is more popular in the Middle East than anywhere else in the world. In some cases, the officials are regarded as divinely guided. In the U.S., people believe that politicians are appointed by God's will, making their government system pseudo-theocracy or theodemocracy. A perfect example of theocracy is the Holy See, where the head of the state is the Pope who has been elected by the College of Cardinals. In the past, this assembly…show more content…
List of Pros of Theocracy Making a compromise is easy In most government systems, having a law passed is often a long and complex process that involves several groups, from the congress to the state authorities. when everyone is following the same religion, however, arriving at a compromise would be easy, especially when the changes to be made abide by the book (i.e. the Bible or Quran). The same thing is true when it comes to making a decision in spending, budget, education, etc. Moreover, there won't be liberals to deal with, since religious groups are supposed to have conservative views. The public would also have a more obedient attitude, because a high power would demand compliance, which is hard to argue. when a religious leader gives the rule, it is also considered an edict. Reforms are faster to implement a theocratic government is considered authoritarian, so changes that are to be imposed do not have to be discussed at length or debated by different parties. there is also less red tape. so whether the change is as simple as adding a traffic light or as complex as a social reform, it will be carried out, especially if it is based on religious
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