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Thread #161019   Message #3823053
Posted By: Steve Shaw
27-Nov-16 - 12:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: The best type of government
Subject: RE: BS: The best type of government
Well we have plenty of governments the world over who affect to adopt the teachings of great religious leaders of the past, and the usual result is crusades, imperialism justified by cod-morality and terrorist states which claim to possess God-inspired righteousness. So I don't think Jesus would be agreeing with you there. I'd prefer governments who know that they are the servants of the ordinary people and who try not to get beyond themselves. I like the idea of a government that takes the best advice possible about how they should efficiently run schools, hospitals, transport, trade, housing, energy and water supply, how to look after the environment and how to keep the country secure and safe (which does not include sabre-rattling, selling weapons to foreigners and invading other countries thousands of miles away). What I definitely don't want is any Tory or royal or archbishop preaching at me about morality.