Reconciling Patriotism and Faith

Reconciling Patriotism and Faith

For my part, I think I love America not more or less, but differently and maybe even better than I did in those old flag-waving days. When I regard a patriotic display, I do now feel a step removed from it, almost like a journalistic observer rather than a passionate participant. I can’t pretend the flag represents anything other than a secondary and contingent loyalty any longer.

But, more than ever before, I feel a special sense of pride and belonging in the distinctive culture of this distinctive place.

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