A Theocratic Government

by BluesBrother 5 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • BluesBrother

    The Watchtower has long proudly proclaimed that the WTS " is in no way democratic but theocratic" and looks forward to a theocratic government in the New World. It is seen as the best thing possible.

    It is interesting watching the news media to see that theocratic governments are seen in a low light and that form of government is a dirty word , it sèems.


    The problems are often an abuse of power by a ruling priestly class, a lack of citizen's choice ( what the government says must be the word of God , so who can argue?)

    Sound familiar?

  • WTWizard

    A theocracy is possible. And it would be the worst tyranny possible. Everyone would be slaves, and the few at the top (those that joke-hova chose) would own everyone and everything. They would answer only to joke-hova. They would have no accounting with the people under them, whom they could and would abuse in every way possible.

    For starters, communism is the secular version of Christi-SCAM-ity. (And Islam, for good measure.) You would be living in communal farms, where you would do the work and those at the top (all "God's chosen") would reap all the benefits. This happened in the Soviet Union under Stalin. Anyone that complained would be slaughtered.

    Another way, more up to date, would be for all of us to get RFID chips implanted in our left hand. Those without this chip would be forcibly chipped or be unable to survive, marked for slaughter. You would live in apartments stacked on top of each other, 14 high and measuring under 25 square meters. Those would cost so much that you would have no discretionary income, despite working 16 hours a day 7 days a week. Everything you do is strictly monitored, right down to the last drop of water used or if you are using the "wrong" type of light bulb (anything other than a squiggly thing is the "wrong" type). All activities and thoughts are monitored, and result in censure at one point or another. Your movements are restricted.

    Remember, every time a theocraptic government is enacted, tyranny is the result and everyone is enslaved to the few that joke-hova chooses.

  • Half banana
    Half banana

    There is much irony here. For the true believer the idea of "God ruling" sounds perfect but the facts of history show that theocratic governments have proved to be among the most tyrannical and bloodthirsty ever devised. Think ISIS.

    I think this is partly because humans have projected onto an imaginary and paternalistic spirit being two idealistic qualities; absolute perfection and a clinical intolerance, neither of which chime with human values. Like the idea of paradise it sounds good but cannot exist outside of the imagination. Theocratic rule and JW's paradise are both dystopian.

  • BluesBrother


    "Theocratic rule and the JW paradise are both dystopian"

    That is so true. Think Orwell's "1984" or Huxley's "Brave New World" - both were totalitarian systems in which the populace were constantly told how much better their world was. In the longed for New World, all may seem good, until you dare to question. .. Who may question God?

  • Half banana
    Half banana

    And yet paradise under a perfect "theocratic rule"rule is the lure for punters to join the JW religion.

    If only people would reason things out instead of clinging on to impossible dreams. If they did they would start to live their own lives instead of the total waste of life prescribed by JW org.

  • Still Totally ADD
    Still Totally ADD

    Just think about all those elders who were real ass holes and the promise to be princess in paradise under a theocratic government helping to rule over others. Can you imagine what that would look like? Princess running around with a ruler measuring men's hair to see if it's too long. No color shirts, women doing field work wearing dresses with panties hose on, men who forget to shave made to clean out the outhouse, children to be seen and not heard and if they fall out of line public beatings. This and many more things you would see under a theocratic government run by the Borg. We don't even want to talk about what if a married couple gets caught having oral sex. What a wonderful place that will be. Lol. Still Totally ADD

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