As A Former JW Are You Patriotic At All?

by minimus 34 Replies latest jw friends

  • BluesBrother

    No, I am not at all patriotic. That said , I believe that Brits are generally less patriotic than Americans.

    I am thankful to live in a peaceable land and have a decent living but not proud or blindly supportive of my country,

    ( I support the England ,male, Football (soccer) team though )

  • road to nowhere
    road to nowhere

    My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.”

    Thanks blondie

    This is often half quoted to deride jingoism. A lot of us recognize problems, try to mitigate them others want to enforce their will no matter what

  • rawe

    Hi Minimus,

    I migrated from Canada to the USA in 1998 so could not vote here until 2010 when I became a citizen. I left the faith in 2007. I'm a registered Democrat and enjoy voting. I'm also a Unitarian Universalist one of the principals of the UU faith is "The right of conscience & use of the democratic process."

    I enjoy standing for the national anthem. However I continue to work about the religious overtones of patriotism. When overdone it seems like it can be wee bit cultist.

    My warmest feelings of patriotism happen when I see cooperation between USA and Canada. Or friendly sports rivalry. Watching the movie "Argo" made me feel patriotic.

    Cheers, -Randy

  • Holden Caufield
    Holden Caufield

    As a Haitian American born here I love both cultures

  • punkofnice
    As A Former JW Are You Patriotic At All?

    No. It's all meaningless tribalism.

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