Is patriotism Christian?
Abstract: One thing struck me with all the churches where I have been: the churches in the South of France, the churches in Georgia, the churches in Washington, the churches in New Mexico, in Arizona, in Idaho, all have different traditions, different ways of organizing the worship, but all of them, rural or urban, small or gigantic, gives me the same amazing feeling of being home, in a known and familiar place. All these people, who might have nothing in common besides that, are burning with the same faith in the same God. All these people, with their different traditions, vocabulary, denominations, reflect in some way Christ. No matter where I am, when I worship with other Christians, I am with brothers and sisters.
But once a year, on July 4th, I feel that I don't belong (which is not weird, since I technically don't belong)... That's why I decided to investigate the relationship between the biblical message and patriotism.
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