April 05, 2006

Theocracy in the USA

Amanda argues that the US is slouching towards exactly the same flavour theocracy Iran already has. What kind of theocracy does Iran have?

1. Islam is the official state religion.
2. Freedom to practice for protected minority religions.
3. State laws based on religious principles.
4. The interpretation of the religion into law is determined by mullahs.

Just substitute 'Christian' in for 'Islam', and 'Scalia et al' in for 'mullahs' and there you go.

Be sure to read the comments, too. Someone's there arguing (possibly facetiously) that the US can never be a theocracy because we're a *democracy*, y'see, and (I guess) it's logically impossible for a democracy to devolve into a theocracy. Also, atheists hate god, and they're the ones who are going to destroy democracy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think my favorite comment from shoelimpy is the one about atheists hating god. I'm still trying to figure out how you hate something you deny the existence of. Maybe I'm just missing something.