Define religiousness to be the believe in a supreme God such as the one from the Abrahamic religions.
Inherently, this is an anti-democratic state of affairs. God is the leader, God is the voice of all reason and morality, submission to God is mandatory, and opposition of any kind can and will be penalized.
Is it then not hypocritical of a believer in such a religion to be in favor of democracy as an ideal?
I stress the fact that the support most be idealistic. Obviously from a grounded practical perspective, anybody with a bit of sense would, regardless of their religious stance, prefer democracy over the dictatorships and tyrannies that have otherwise been present on planet Earth. This is not the kind of support I have in mind. Rather, I am talking specifically about religious people who uphold ideals such as democracy and freedom as absolutely and inherently good. In particular I find such sentiments amongst many American Christians who uphold these ideals almost above all else.
Do such ideals not directly contradict their belief in God and the anti-democratic hierarchy that God establishes?