Why I Will Never Rule Thailand

We like our first amendment, but we also hate it. We want Christianity to be the official religion of the United States, but the Constitution won’t have it. We want a requirement for presidency to be “You are a Christian,” and when rumors went around that Barack Obama was  Muslim, things got rough.

In 30 countries around the globe, the head-of-state is required to have a certain religious affiliation.

Christian: Andorra, Lebanon
Buddhist: Bhutan, Thailand
Pancasila: Indonesia
Not Clergy: Bolivia, Murma, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexio, Nicaragua, Venezuela
Muslim: Afghanistan, Algeria, Brunel, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Moracco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen

The Lebanon prime minister must also be a Muslim
Pancasila is a summation of “Common cultural elements” of Indonesia, including belief in God

There are also 19 countries where there are other religious requirements for ceremonial monarchies (where a monarch is head of state).

All that to say, I’m proud to be an American…

…and I will never rule Thailand.

By |2014-12-03T11:04:54+00:00December 3rd, 2014|Ministry, Misc|0 Comments

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