From early childhood most of us have been taught that there is one God. Not only did he create everything, but he has always been in charge. He sets the rules and commands both loyalty and obedience. Anyone who challenges his authority (e.g., Lucifer and his band of dissidents) is subject to being exiled, and humans who fail to believe in him and to worship him may be destined for perdition. In essence, we are taught, God runs a classic dictatorship.
But what if creation were not a dictatorship but a democracy? What if we got to elect our deity and God was up for reelection? Would you vote for him? Or would you support a different candidate on the basis that someone else could do a better job, that it’s time for a fresh administration? Or would you throw your own hat in the ring?