Corona Unites Religion With the Universal Faith – Theocracy and Democracy

  • Most of the world is today democracy with freedom of religion Universal Faith
  • Religions are theocracies which once ruled the world
  • In religion national family purity is more important than the Universal Faith

Liberal democrats feel freedom even from The Universal Faith and the divine law which is written in the Declaration of Independence. They make the mistake to feel that separation of State includes separation from the Universal Faith. Corona has attacked their arrogance like President Trump continues to attack Liberal Democracy. Liberal Democrats want to make America atheist like China. Corona came from China to discourage Liberal America from thinking like Communist Atheists.

Adam was the first prophet of God. He sacrificed a Unicorn a unique offering to God.

Today the majority of the world nations are democratic.  In 1776 was founded the United States of America. In the Declaration of Independence the founders of America declared their Independence from Britain. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights that among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The founder of America claimed that Britain had denied these rights which is the reason for America to declare its independence. Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

America established a democracy breaking off from England. In a democracy all men are considered to be created equal.

The Byzantine Empire was a Christian theocracy an extension of the Roman Empire. It spread out throughout the world until it fell to the Ottoman Empire in 1453.

The Ottoman Empire was governed by the Islamic law of Sharia. The capital of the Ottoman Islamic state was Constantinople which is today Istanbul. The Ottoman Empire was a multi-national empire controlling parts of Southeast Europe, Central Europe, Western Asia, parts of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, North Africa and the Horn of Africa. During World War I the Ottoman Empire joined forces with Germany and the Central powers including Austria – Hungary. It was defeated by the Triple Entente, France, Britain, and Russia. The Allied powers in the aftermath of World War I partitioned the territories of the Ottoman Empire including the Middle Eastern territories which were divided by France and England. The Republic of Turkey was then established in the Turkish revolution against the allied forces, the remainder of the Ottoman Empire.

World War I was the end of the Ottoman Empire. The Soviet Union was established in 1922 a communist nation. Fascism a totalitarian one party state led by a dictator and a marital government rose to power in Italy and Germany.  The fascists were defeated in World War II. The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991. The Peoples Republic of China was founded in 1949 as a communist nation.

Dictatorships and theocracies was the way of government until the fall of the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empires. Dictatorships continued as fascism and communism. Democracy was established in America which has spread out in the world even to Russia. Dictatorships like Fascism and Communism are governments which suppress religion. Theocracy is a government which is a dictatorship with one religion. Democracy is a system of government which gives freedom of religion.  Democracy is derived from the combination of various theocracies which were The Biblical State of Israel, The Byzantine Empire or Rome, and the Ottoman Empire.

America has a connection to Britain which was a fragment left over from the Byzantine Empire.  It divorced itself from following the ways of Britain to become a democracy. Democracy adds to theocracy freedoms. In Theocracy there is freedom to practice one religion. Other religions may also be accepted but there is no equality between them and the religion of the State. In Democracy all men are considered to be created equal. Democracy is a nation of the Universal faith but not of one church. In democracy there is separation of church and state. Democracy does not have one church like a theocracy. Democracy has the Universal Faith.

In democracy all men are created equal and they are endowed by their creator with certain rights. Democracy recognizes God as the creator of the world. Democracy recognizes Judaism, Christianity and Islam which ruled the world before America became an independent nation. Democracy rejects the concept of one religion nationality which was in theocracy. Democracy supports the Universal Faith. The Universal faith unites Judaism, Christianity and Islam through the resurrection of their prophets Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed.

The Universal faith like democracy came with the development of civilization, a new concept connection between God and man. The three religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islam each connect to God through a prophet and his law and scripture. The Universal faith connects to God through the unity of these three faiths and also allows freedom of religion to those who chose for their children and families one of these three faiths or other faiths connected to God the creator of the universe who created man in his own image.

The Universal faith connects to Adam the father of all mankind who God created in his own image. Democracy connects to religion as it was to Adam before it broke up into other channels of faith and religion. Scripture relates that Adam was unique and his sacrifice to God a Unicorn was unique.  After Adam the first man in the history of civilization has been born three major faiths and religions which have divided the world. Democracy unites the world together through the Universal Faith.

The concept of Universal Faith began in Acre which is part of Israel during the Ottoman Empire. It was established by Bahaullah a Persian religious leader who was imprisoned by the authorities for teaching a new approach toward faith in God. Mohammed is called in Islam the last prophet and according to the Koran the prophecy of Mohammed can never be changed. The Koran accepts Moses and Jesus as prophets but rejects any new approaches toward faith. This new approach became known as Baha”i.

Pope Francis organized interfaith prayer at the Vatican to end the Corona Pandemic

Baha”i also became a religion in order for it to be spread in an organized way. Baha”i as a religion is another church. Baha”i as a faith can be combined with democracy. Baha”i as a faith is connected to existentialism. Existentialism is a philosophy. Martin Buber a Jew who lived until 1965 wrote books on philosophy connected to existentialism.

Existentialism and Baha”i teach that each religion came into the world through divine providence. The three religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam are part of one faith which is the Universal Faith. Truth and God is above the understanding of man. The prophet Moses and other prophets have brought civilization closer to the connection with truth and God but no man can claim to have perfect knowledge of God and his majesty.

There have been in the history of the world prophets of truth like Moses but even Moses the greatest of prophets the founder of Judaism was limited in his knowledge of God the omnipotent. Those prophets that have come after Moses including Jesus and Mohammed have made the attempt to reach further into the divine knowledge and will of God in his creation of man on earth. According to Baha”i and existentialism are needed prophets in each generation to continue to complete the revelation of God on earth. Adam the first man was a prophet that saw the history of the world from beginning to end.

After Moses came other prophets. Some of the works of prophets after Moses were added to the Bible such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. The prophets whose writing were added to the Bible were not the only prophets in history. Only the writing of these prophets were allowed by the Sanhedrin to be saved. The Sanhedrin felt that their messages were important for the future of the Biblical Nation of Israel and mankind. In the times of Moses in the wilderness there were prophets. Prophets were not allowed to contradict the words of Moses. The unity of the Jewish people depends on the word of God given to Moses.

Jesus and Mohammed were accepted as prophets to the people of Ishmael and Esau. Their prophecies became the Law of the Byzantine Empire and Ottoman Empires after had fallen the Empire of Israel. Nations are always in conflict over their borders. Nations have internal conflicts within them which sometimes leads to civil wars. Religions are always in conflict. Within religions there are conflicts in philosophies which may produce other religions or reformed and conservative religious practice within a people. Protestant religion came from Catholic. Islam branched off into Sunni Muslim and Shiite Muslim. Judaism branched out from Orthodox fundamental, Chassidic Orthodox and Modern Orthodox, Modern Zionism.  All these faiths became joined together with the Universal faith and democracy.

American Democracy is neutral not favoring any one religion. It cannot chose one religion over the next. The Universal faith as described by Baha”i or in Progressive Jewish Spirituality based on esoteric writings in Judaism primarily The Zohar maintain connections to our most important prophets of truth in history remaining neutral. The Universal faith is the connection to all three faiths which have made civilization in a democratic way. The Universal faith is the meaning of freedom of religion in a democracy.

Ancient Rome and Greece began the philosophy of democracy. They later changed over to theocracies. They saw that humanity needed religion and they left pageantry for Monotheistic religion based on the Bible. Liberal democracy wants to go back to ancient Rome and Greece without religion. Through the Universal faith democracy can go forward. It has to go forward and not backward. If it will go backward, the world will never reach its perfection which is World Unity and Peace. Going backward will be the destruction of the world.

According to Existentialism the world is progressing and always changing. Technology is being added to the world. Orthodox religion does not accept these changes in religious and secular life. According to the Universal Faith the three prophets Moses Jesus and Mohammed have resurrected. They are part of a new faith called the Universal faith. The world has a new beginning which is eternal. The Universal faith is the world changing over and improving from dictatorship, to theocracy to democracy.

Corona virus demands from the world unity which can only be achieved through the Universal faith and democracy.  Orthodox religion is against the changes in civilization to protect family life and family purity. Theocracy which began with Judaism focuses on the importance of family purity. To achieve family purity it is necessary to suppress universal ideals. Children need discipline until have are able to understand good and evil through study of the Bible. Orthodox religious education given in private schools teach the ways which were taught in theocracies. Public schools should teach the Universal faith which is democratic religious education. Liberal democracy is against teaching the Universal faith and theology.

Jews are better off living in a Jewish democratic state like the Modern State of Israel. The Ultra-Orthodox are represented in the government of the Modern State of Israel. Israel allows religious schools to be independent of the Ministry of Education. They also fund partially these schools. Moslems may be better off living in secular Islamic democracies to insure that their children will not assimilate with the secular democratic world. Judaism and Islam suppress Christianity which is part of the Universal faith.

Religions are theocracies where freedom is suppressed.  Democracies can tolerate Orthodox religion because family and child education are an important part of life. In Israel society there are conflicts between Judaism and democracy. In the transition from theocracy to democracy there will always be conflicts which can be solved when democracy adopts the Universal faith which gives respect to religion.

Corona has united the various faiths together in Jerusalem in Interfaith prayer. Pope Francis brought the various religions together to pray for the end of the Corona Pandemic.

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David Wexelman

Rabbi David Wexelman is the  author of five books on the topics of World Unity and Peace, and Progressive Jewish Spirituality. Rabbi Wexelman is a member of the American Friends of Maccabee, a charitable organization helping the poor in the United States and in Israel.  Donations are tax deductible in the USA.

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