Theocracy

Definition:

a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god.

2 Pros-

No debate or conflict over religion because everyone follows the same religion

Easier to govern when faith is tied with the government

2 Cons-

If people start to question their faith or religion they might stop listening to the government

Church and state don't have much of a correlation so it is hard to bring the two together in places with many different religious beliefs.

Quotes-

"We do not want to live in a theocracy. We should maintain that barrier and government has no business telling someone what they ought to believe or how they should conduct their private lives." Robert Reich http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/robertreic396292.html#hVhxUyRG9xjaYvbB.99

"Heard in full sound, the Gospels tell about the establishment of a theocracy, and portray what theocracy looks like with Jesus as king."

Countries with a theocracy- Iran and Afghanistan

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