Ans.1. Why continue with the illusion that all prophets had been perfect? Clearly they were people, and people are never perfect. Horrible people can have nice habits, and vice versa. Why should that have to be overlooked in the case of religious figures?
2. I didn't mention happiness in my previous post; you decided to bring that up while I merely mentioned their development. But if you want results from the 2012 Happiness Index:
Interestingly enough, Costa Rica, Mexico and Nicaragua were top nations (despite all their issues). Nations that didn't make the cut included all nations from Africa, the Middle East, Anglo America and Eastern Europe. Consumerism has ruined any meaning derived from life, besides bloodshed and crippling poverty faced by many in these areas.
3. Limited space shouldn't hamper a good debate. We are free to discuss as many pertinent ideas as we wish.
What you suggest about democracies is unrealistic because humanity, as a sort of hierarchy, needs a governing body to develop laws. Even if you suggested a council of imams or something similar, that would still be a legal assembly. And democracy is needed to ensure that everyone can postulate their needs and suggestions to those assemblies. Besides, it's impossible to truly discern what is lawful under religion if there are so many interpretations of religious books anyways...
1. When you vote and choose your leaders, your Prime Ministers, Your Presidents, even your Local Councilors, you choose the Best man out there.
No one elects any one to any post if he or she knows him to have committed crimes and immoral acts and it is very common for elected people to resign voluntarily or forced to resign when it is established that they have done some crime or have illicit sexual relationships with partners.
And yet the people demanding that from their leaders are themselves humans and they KNOW that their leaders are also human.
But when given choice, no one selects or elects some one whom he or she knows to be criminal and / or morally corrupt.
And here is God Almighty, hand picking some one to be His Prophet and Messenger and Role Model for Millions and Billions of People . And He chooses persons with that record?
Does it make any sense to you?
It is the problem of your concept of prophet hood. The Biblical concept of Prophets and Prophet hood is very imperfect . Jews maligned the character of their prophets so that they could be absolved of their inequity by quoting their prophets actions.
Christians in their zeal to prove that only One Man in the whole Human History has been perfect and committed no sin or crime drank all those stories like Mothers Milk and did not raise any objection.
It was only in Quran, the last and Final prophet that Concept of prophethood was established back to its original status.
Prophets are humans no doubt, but they are free from Moral Defects, they do err, but not in the matters that concern moral turpitude. They do not commit major crimes like murder, rape, incest, stealing and judging with bias.
They are humans, but as perfect humans as Humanly possible .. You must read Quran if you want to see the real faces of Prophets of God.
02. Debate on Democracy:
So you want to have a systematic debate on Democracy do you?
So let us start from the BEGINNING, what is the purpose of Human life on this earth to start with and how can we know the purpose of our life?
This is the MOST BASIC question that leads to other questions.
So first let us discuss this and THEN we will come back to the topic of Democracy and its limitations and boundaries.