Writing Down the Jones
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by 5iveblades · August 24, 2009
Solomon said it's all vanity. There's really nothing new under the sun regarding the human condition.
You guys are too smart for me. (I had to look up chimera.)
Democracy is generally overrated- compared to what?
Remember- keep it simple sweetie- for me, plz! (And when you have time. Other things are more important than answering this question. I can check back anytime.) 🙂
Alison, I've missed you!
Democracy is overrated compared to what may or may not lie at the outer reaches of human creativity. Also, compared to the descriptions we have of the church in Acts. And what Jesus said.
I recently read something to the effect of, "Democracy isn't bad theory, just bad math. It's the idea that the will of the people is less evil than the will of a benevolent dictator." Most of the true justice done in the US — abolition, women's suffrage, Civil Rights — were not the will of the majority, but the work of a passionate minority working through the courts and legislature, against the majority.
I agree that "democracy is the worst form of government…except for everything else that's been tried." One day we'll try that God's Kingdom thing, and it will be good…
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