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Humanities Section => Political/Government General Discussion => Topic started by: Gregory on April 06, 2020, 12:51:21 AM

Title: Is democracy a religion?
Post by: Gregory on April 06, 2020, 12:51:21 AM
Democracy is based on the people which takes à little faith.
Title: Re: Is democracy a religion?
Post by: Baruch on April 06, 2020, 12:01:14 PM
Democracy is based on the people which takes à little faith.

Democracy is only for religious midgets?
Title: Re: Is democracy a religion?
Post by: Mike Cl on April 06, 2020, 12:30:58 PM
Democracy is based on the people which takes à little faith.
More crap gushing forth from your fingers!  Where do you get this stuff--it's all nonsense.  Show me a democracy that is in operation today.  And any form of govt. works best if faith is not used, but reasoning and thinking are.
Title: Re: Is democracy a religion?
Post by: Baruch on April 06, 2020, 12:40:20 PM
More crap gushing forth from your fingers!  Where do you get this stuff--it's all nonsense.  Show me a democracy that is in operation today.  And any form of govt. works best if faith is not used, but reasoning and thinking are.

Why do you take this guy seriously?  Your responses show you might hurt yourself (fingers broken on keyboard).
Title: Re: Is democracy a religion?
Post by: aitm on April 06, 2020, 01:18:14 PM
Yeah, despite two warnings and a temp ban you keep pushing it. Try someplace else.


Title: Re: Is democracy a religion?
Post by: GSOgymrat on April 07, 2020, 08:16:04 AM
"Facism is politics as faith."

Discuss.

https://youtu.be/yts2F44RqFw
Title: Re: Is democracy a religion?
Post by: Baruch on April 07, 2020, 11:44:40 AM
Communism is faith in Marx.
Title: Re: Is democracy a religion?
Post by: Shiranu on April 07, 2020, 08:36:52 PM
I feel like there is actually a pretty decent argument to be made here about modern democracy is in some senses a religion, since it's based on an inaccurate and fantastical interpretation of the governments of the Greco-Roman empires that is influenced not by the quality of their politics but the fact that they had the biggest stick and spread  their politics across the globe... as well as ascribing certain ideologies as being moral and others as immoral regardless of what actions are actually done by said ideologies...

But I don't think that was what OP was going for.
Title: Re: Is democracy a religion?
Post by: Baruch on April 07, 2020, 11:45:41 PM
I feel like there is actually a pretty decent argument to be made here about modern democracy is in some senses a religion, since it's based on an inaccurate and fantastical interpretation of the governments of the Greco-Roman empires that is influenced not by the quality of their politics but the fact that they had the biggest stick and spread  their politics across the globe... as well as ascribing certain ideologies as being moral and others as immoral regardless of what actions are actually done by said ideologies...

But I don't think that was what OP was going for.

Long live Cyrus the Great ;-)  Long live Boadicca ;-)

As my daughter says, the Greeks and Romans are overdone.
Title: Re: Is democracy a religion?
Post by: SoldierofFortune on April 08, 2020, 08:24:08 PM
The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter. -- Sir Winston Churchill