I was wondering just how much suthority the Akal Takht has (or is supposed to have) in terms of Sikhi and the lives of Sikhs. Is the Akal Takht supposed to make decisions on how the Sikh 'religion' is 'run'? Or is the Akal Takht supposed to provide guidance on spiritual issues for Sikhs. For example, does the Jathedar of the Akal Takht have the power to claim something is 'unholy' or is 'not natural' (not sure if any Jathedar has ever said that before) and so should be banned and no Sikhs should be a part of whatever that 'unholy' thing is???