Growing up Christian, I was told that on December 25th, Jesus was born and that he was the "King of Kings." Jesus, it was said, was a divine ruler who superseded the rule of any earthly king or elected official.
Millions of Christians worship Jesus as a King of Kings today. (I know it's in the Bible. So what.)
A king is not governed by the rule of law. A king governs through personal mandate. He is the law. The United States fought a war against this kind of monocracy at it's founding.
Even the President of the United States, Barack Obama, stated:
"And it was through that experience, working with pastors and laypeople, trying to heal the wounds of hurting neighborhoods that I came to know Jesus Christ for myself and embrace him as my Lord and Savior."Christians hope that when they die, they will go to heaven. Here, they will continue to exist under a divine dictator where His will shall be their own. (So much for free will.) Christians even state that while alive you can not be good without god (although millions of atheists are), and that goodness is grounded in a fixed point -- God. You can't have it both ways: you can't have free-will where you can choose between good and bad and a fixed point of mandated morality. They are mutually exclusive.
I find it deplorable that in the 21st century and in our largely democratic societies, with it's nearly inclusive governments (well in theory anyway), that we as a people should worship a "King of Kings."
Recently, the free world rejoiced in the deaths of Kim Jong and Kadafi. Since we find rule of dictators on Earth so deplorable, why would we welcome an absolute monarchy when we are dead?