No. They are biased in their judgements towards others of different faiths and beliefs, therefore should not be in charge of decisions affecting entire states or countries.
I believe that religious leaders should not be involved in politics and are definitely not the best contenders for politics because it creates an imbalance of power within a community.
In today's society, where diversity prevails, giving authority to a certain religious leader will alienate the people of minority and there is a strong possibility that religious leader's religious beliefs would influence all his/her decisions and everyone under his/her rule might be coerced to follow and practice the beliefs and traditions of the religion in power.
Perhaps they would become much wiser by taking part in politics. Very often religious people have a very naive perspective on life.
that is the single worse mistake a country can make in my opinion. if you look at the world, you will notice that countries that have religious leaders as heads of their country tend to be caotic, have poor human rights and seem to be in some kind of conflict most of the time. religion should be for personal use not as a way to run a country.
by Dennis L. Page 6 years ago
Do religious leaders who preach political reform still qualify for a tax exempt status"If Catholic bishops, minister, pastors, Rabbis and even Mormon leaders try to influence politics, should they still receive a tax exemption status?
by Leni Sands 7 years ago
If there were no religions and no politics would the world be at peace?
by G. Diane Nelson Trotter 2 years ago
I see there is a movie coming out, "Holy Hell," about a cult in LA. When will people learn.
by 110211 7 years ago
Should the USA be more involved in Middle eastern politics?The USA government made a world wide statement when the protesters rallied in Tahir square in Eypt, should these things be left to world organisations?
by John D Wilson 23 months ago
With the recent decisions by the Supreme Court, are we losing the fabric that once made up the U.S.?Changing laws to fit decisions, deciding that homosexuals can marry, getting rid of the Ten Commandments everywhere in the U.S.A.. Is everything offensive to everyone except those who would...
by Rola Maher Abboud 10 months ago
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