Today, I had occasion to debate with some friends on leadership. The debate centered on the way God rules the world. The question was; from the way God rules the world, is he a democrat or a dictator?
It was a heated debate with deeply divided opinions. Some people said God was the greatest democrat in the world because he has given us freedom to choose right or wrong; either to go with him or to go with the devil. Others said He was a real dictator because he does not consult us before he does whatever he wants to do to us like bringing us into this world; calling us to himself; etc.
Those who called God a democrat said by being a democrat he wanted all leaders to be democrats which also means democracy is the best system of government; or God’s ordained system of Government.
The ones who said He was a dictator said by so doing he was also telling us that for good leadership the leader needs to be a dictator.
We went on and on and never came to a conclusion. It looks like it’s a debate that can go on and on and on.
Actually it has two dimensions if you like to look at it: whether God is a democrat or dictator and whether God’s ordained system of Government is democracy or dictatorship.