Friday, June 01, 2007

U.S. a theocratic state, says former Canadian ambassador

Juliet O’Neill, CanWest News Service
Published: Friday, June 01, 2007
OTTAWA — Frank McKenna, Canada’s former ambassador to Washington, referred to the United States on Friday as "a theocratic state" in which Christian evangelicalism plays a big role in the Republican administration.

“Right now the United States is in many ways a theocratic state, not dissimilar to some of the other religious states in the world where religion has a huge part to play in government."
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Another one of those things to file under "Just because it doesn't fit your self image doesn't mean it isn't true."

Just listing a few nations that are run as a theocracy:
  • Iran
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Afghanistan (under the Taliban)
  • Pakistan (well, not really ... it's a military junta but try being something other then Muslim in Pakistan.)
  • Israel
  • The Vatican
The company one keeps speaks volumes about who one is.

I suppose being subjected to a theocracy is not so bad ... as long as it's YOUR religion that runs the show. But what about people who believe differently? I suppose that doesn't matter ... if its your religion that runs the show.

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