Quote of the Week “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” - Alice Walker Quote of the Week II “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” - Lao Tzu The Last Quarter Moon is Monday, January 8, 2018 Word of the Week: theocratic - relating to or denoting a system of government in which priests rule in the name of a god. Differences Between Democracy and Theocracy Democracy gives the rights to citizen to take part in the government electoral system while in theocracy, only spiritual leaders are allowed to form the government. Sometimes technocrats will take part in the government system (industry executives/partisan cronies). Basic human rights regarding opinion, vote, protest, etc. is ensured by democracy while in theocracy citizens are bound to accept the decisions made by religious leaders. Rules and regulations in democracy are mostly based on the opinions of the majority of public representatives while theocracy adopt the rules made by the religion. Democracy is a good way of establishing government due to sectarianism in each religion, making it difficult to decide which sectarian will run the government.