Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD
In a distant sort of a way. Humanism and personal achievement have higher priority than nationalism.Are you proud to be an American?
Regardless, if you are making the choice to continue in the process of being a member of a country, you have the right to be proud of that's country's accomplishments.
However, in the same way, you are also responsible for its mistakes and have a moral obligation to acknowledge and improve upon them.
If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
My family and I have had plenty of influence in this nation. We have lots to be proud of, from personal to family to organization to national achievements, we've been a part of the action and not just a slave bystander as many in the world are.
Of, by and for the people. Damn right I'm proud. #1, thanks to you and me.
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Pride is a vice.
If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.
No. As other have said, why would I be proud of the chunk of dirt I happened to be born on? Whatever I make have done towards the end of having a positive impact on the place I live, I could have done that anywhere.
In addition, I am often tempted to be ashamed of the way my country acts.
Yes. Adjustments needed to be made, but I would be a God damned fool to not be proud of where I was from, where my relatives were from, what they did for the country, and how successive generations have instilled good values upon its people and myself. I am a proud nationalist, not a jingoist.
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"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."