Example #42: Why theocratic governments are a really, really BAD idea.
I know that there is no love lost between the American public (including many posters here) and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (president of Iran) and that many would cheer his downfall. However the insane manner in which he is currently being attacked in the struggle between the ruling theocrats and the “elected” government might just give you a slight pause.
Ahmadinejad allies charged with sorcery
Close allies of Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have been accused of using supernatural powers to further his policies amid an increasingly bitter power struggle between him and the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Several people said to be close to the president and his chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, have been arrested in recent days and charged with being “magicians” and invoking djinns (spirits).
Ayandeh, an Iranian news website, described one of the arrested men, Abbas Ghaffari, as “a man with special skills in metaphysics and connections with the unknown worlds”.
That is the beauty of a “spiritually led” government, why proffer actual charges or evidence against anyone when you can simply accuse your enemies of breaking religious rules or even of being sorcerous enemies of GOD!