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Mon May 31, 2021, 07:58 PM

When Christians get their theocracy, which Christians will be in charge?

When Christians get their theocracy, which Christians will be in charge?

Which Bible will be the basis of the replacement Constitution?

Will the other Christians accept it as such? Would the Protestants and Catholics accept Mormons in charge? Jews and Muslims have major differences in denominations and have had wars/battles between themselves. Christians have their own true believers who are certain that the other Christians are false Christians. Surely some of them would turn their plowshares back into weapons to ensure their place and power on this earthly Kingdom.

We have plenty of Christian mullahs who want to be the Ayatollah of America.

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Reply When Christians get their theocracy, which Christians will be in charge? (Original post)
keithbvadu2 May 31 OP
Wounded Bear May 31 #1
WarGamer May 31 #3
ananda Jun 1 #30
Progressive Jones May 31 #2
keithbvadu2 May 31 #8
Midnight Writer May 31 #4
ms liberty May 31 #5
underpants May 31 #16
Generic Brad May 31 #6
Yavin4 May 31 #7
Crunchy Frog May 31 #13
sarisataka May 31 #9
CrispyQ May 31 #10
Solly Mack May 31 #11
Marrah_Goodman Jun 1 #25
Solly Mack Jun 1 #26
Crunchy Frog May 31 #12
hatrack May 31 #14
Wounded Bear May 31 #19
hatrack May 31 #20
Wounded Bear Jun 1 #29
struggle4progress May 31 #15
Mr.Bill May 31 #17
keithbvadu2 May 31 #18
Shermann May 31 #21
hunter May 31 #22
roamer65 May 31 #23
multigraincracker May 31 #24
Klaralven Jun 1 #27
keithbvadu2 Jun 1 #28
Liberal In Texas Jun 1 #31
Roisin Ni Fiachra Jun 1 #32
MineralMan Jun 1 #33
highplainsdem Jun 1 #34
Sympthsical Jun 1 #35
DFW Jun 1 #36
keithbvadu2 Jun 1 #37
Carlitos Brigante Jun 1 #38

Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:02 PM

1. Europe spent most of the 16th and 17th Centuries arguing this...

millions died.

That's why the Founding Fathers didn't declare a State Religion. They couldn't agree on which one anyway.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:03 PM

3. The founding fathers clearly recognized a Deity.

But fortunately chose not to favor one or none.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 09:18 AM

30. I think they were mostly Deists.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:02 PM

2. They won't get their theocracy. There are those of us who will act to prevent that. nt

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #2)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:17 PM

8. Hopefully not! But ask them what their plan is.

Hopefully not!

But ask them what their plan is.

For most of them, the 'plan' is --- my denomination in charge.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:03 PM

4. My fantasy is to enact a law mandating a Christian prayer in all public schools.

Then get a representative from each of the hundreds of Christian denominations and assign them the task of writing a prayer that they will all support.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:07 PM

5. This is the question I always ask.

As a southerner I know what would happen if the baptists didn't get to be in charge.

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #5)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:34 PM

16. They'll create a secretive organization

and ride around at night scaring people.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:12 PM

6. They will fight to the death like Highlanders

There can be only one!

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:14 PM

7. It's going to be the Episcopalians.

End of story.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #7)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:29 PM

13. The Quakers...

After everyone else have killed each other off.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:21 PM

9. My vote goes to

Lord's New Church Which Is Nova Hierosolyma

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:24 PM

10. The mean ones. The real ones aren't interested in a theocracy. -nt

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:25 PM

11. Just get them all arguing about which flavor Jello is more devout at those Sunday-go-to-meeting

fellowship dinners and they'll kill each other off.

Jello Death Match.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 03:28 AM

25. on Pay-Per-View!!!! n/t

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Response to Marrah_Goodman (Reply #25)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 03:35 AM

26. With crushed pineapple, shredded carrot, marshmallows, and strawberries flying everywhere.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:26 PM

12. The Holy Wars should at least provide some entertainment.

Competing groups of Christians have collectively spent centuries warring against each other. I don't see that changing when the new theocracy is established, especially considering the diversity, just among those who call themselves conservative Christians.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:30 PM

14. Why, the True Christians, of course!

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Response to hatrack (Reply #14)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:38 PM

19. We'll have that debate as soon as we solve the 'One True Scotsman' debate...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #19)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:58 PM

20. If I were you, I'd start investing in goalpost manufacturers!

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Response to hatrack (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 09:08 AM

29. Yep, the ones on wheels...

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:33 PM

15. The Sanctified AK-47

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:35 PM

17. The ones with the most money.

Same formula the republican party uses now. Religion really has nothing to do with it. That's just the costume.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #17)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:37 PM

18. Religion and politics use each other to gain power and wealth.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 09:15 PM

21. The ones who can erect the largest Christ statue

I believe that puts the Catholic Church in Brazil out in front.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 09:50 PM

22. The same sort of right wing Roman Catholics who kissed up to Hitler, Mussolini, and Franco.

Having many centuries of experience, they're the best at kissing authoritarian ass.

U.S.A. Evangelicals are going to be shocked when their leaders are hauled away for the Inquisition.

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!



The right wing Orthodox Churches play the same role in the traditionally Orthodox nations like Russia.

That's yet another reason it's best to avoid authoritarian government.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 10:32 PM

23. Who said they would survive?

I’m with the Antichrist if he/she/it gets rid of them.

Religion is poison.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 11:03 PM

24. Imagine n/t

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 08:44 AM

27. The Pope, being the anti-Christ, has by far the best chance

At least according to the Revelation of St. John.

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Response to Klaralven (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 08:53 AM

28. Yes. So many anti-Christs to keep track of

For over 100 years, every Prez has been called the anti-Christ by someone.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 09:25 AM

31. If history tells us anything

it will be constant war between the sects.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 09:26 AM

32. It won't matter to them, as long as LGBT and women can be legally oppressed

and persecuted.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 09:29 AM

33. The ones with the most guns.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 10:32 AM

34. It's estimated that as many as 8 million people died as a result of the Thirty Years War in

the 17th century, fought over religion. Some areas of Europe were estimated to have lost as much as 60% of their population to war and resulting famine.

Not that things were that much better in the 16th century, with horrors like the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in Paris as French Catholics slaughtered French Protestants, and the massacre of the French Protestant settlers and soldiers by Spanish soldiers near St. Augustine.

And there are too many other tragedies and atrocities to mention.

Religion and politics can be a very deadly mix.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 10:40 AM

35. Yeah, but the Catholics have been craftier

Look how many of us are on the Supreme Court! And now we have the Presidency. We're coming for Congress next.

Stupid emphasis on education.

Wait til the Jesuits get bored one day. Then you're all in for it. We've already wrested away the Papacy. There is no stopping us!

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 10:47 AM

36. Just replay Iran 1979-1980

The most power-hungry, vindicative, bloodthirsty ones of the lot—that is who will take over. Iran wasn‘t an exception. It was the rule. But it is a coalition that is by nature unstable. Like Orwell noted in Animal Farm—as the Germans say: „Die Revolution frisst ihre Kinder auf.“ The revolution eats its children.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 11:30 AM

37. Do you want the President running your church?

Do you want the President running your church?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 11:57 AM

38. The ones who can kill the most people. Then intimidate the rest... nt

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