Monday, March 30, 2009

What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a theocratic government?

There are both advantages and disadvantages of having a theocratic government. The first advantage is that if a country has a theocratic government, it is easy for government to control people. People in this kind of country have a tendency of agreeing with rules or government if the sayings are religious related. I think administrations go smoothly in that society.
Secondly, because a theocracy has a more religious aspect, has a stoic role, people are more afraid of doing wrong things and are punished. That causes people to have a better sense of morality than people who have a democratic government.
The disadvantages of having a theocratic government are first, it doesn’t allow people freedom. It means that a theocratic government doesn’t allow opportunity for growth and innovations. Those kinds of societies are usually developing countries because they lack freedom to express their thinking.
Secondly, it is very dangerous to have a theocratic government because people in that kind of society don’t have flexible thinking toward other types of society. It is easy for people to be aggressive if they don’t understand other societies.
Finally, a politician may abuse the power and lead people the wrong way because people there are easy to handle or it is easy to get their agreement. People who have a democracy disagree with their government and send their voice to their government. But people who have a theocratic government agree with everything or try not to show their feelings of disagreement because they don’t have freedom of speech. That might cause the wrong administration to come into power.
In conclusion, there are advantages and disadvantages of having theocratic government. There isn’t one right answer whether it is good or bad to have it.

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