catholic-protestant christian democracies
16 They brought him a silver coin, and He asked, “Whose picture and name are on it?”
“The Emperor's,” they answered.
17 Then Jesus told them, “Give the Emperor what belongs to him and give God what belongs to God.” The men were amazed at Jesus.
This is exactly why the borders between rational democracy with independent checks and balances, and criminal dictatorship are drawn between christians who acknowledged this verse like those in the West (Pope and Keyzer were independent powers) and false christians like moslims and orthodox christians in the east where puplic morals and state institutions were always in one hand.
Edited by jHenosch, 15 May 2011 - 09:44 AM.