Monday, November 8, 2010
An Anarchistic Theocracy
Although God is us, we must not assume that we are Him; that is, God's identity as us, His children, is non-transitive. The Corpus Mysticum is a false body; we cannot assert to know His mind simply by convening and making decisions as a group.
This is the crucial mistake of government and politics; to entertain the notion that we may improve upon the Lord's perfect dominion by exerting control over one another. We are not in control; God is.
Thus, pure theocracy is anarchistic in nature. God has blessed each of us with the gift of free thought, and the ability to govern and to make decisions for oneself. He has provided us a place to live, resources to sustain ourselves, and the desire and ability to appropriate those resources charitably to those whom are in the direst need.
No amount of planning, no matter how well-organized, democratic [majoritarian], or timocratic [organized by the authority of those who have the greatest ability to build], can foreordain what degree of security man may someday have in one another and in nature. "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away."
Just as Christianity maintains that "We must obey God as ruler rather than men"; just as Judaism asserts that the Jews must not have a human king other than, as God through Mashiach is their only king; just as Islam holds that Iblis refused to bow down to the first humans with the same respect with which he bowed down before God; so too must we not afford our fellow man the same reverence we give to God.
But make no mistake; God is, and God is in, each one of us. Each one of us may only reach Him by ascending, in personal contemplation, the heights of our own understanding, bringing relics of His wisdom, one at a time, back down the mountain, to common ground - the dwelling-place of the multitude - where we may be in communion with His children, loving and tolerating them as He has commanded, and pray to Him by patiently attempting to understand how He speaks to us also through our brothers and sisters.
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