This week we discussed the basis for kingship in the ancientNear East: the idea that it was willed by the gods. Kings felt theneed to prove their piety to legitimize their rule. While we livein a democracy and our leaders rule by the will of the people, Ibriefly argued that religion continues to play an important role inour secular democracy. Do you guys agree? Disagree? Please providespecific examples from our democracy and informally reference thelectures from this week in your answer.