Wednesday, July 03, 2013
I'm a southerner. We southerners were fighting the wrong fight, to preserve slavery for the racist, Democrat slave owners, but we fought well for a long time against very long odds. And that battle prowess and enduring courage are a source of provincial pride to me.
It just hit me that one of the biggest changes in the past 500 years is that pride is now considered a good thing when, in 1513, to the whole of the civilized, Christian World, it was the worst sin you could commit.
I'm not sure I can even fully imagine the breadth of that change.
So I see what you're saying. Rejoicing in the accomplishments of our loved ones or our state or country isn't really in the same league as a perverted self love. I wonder if we're just having trouble recognizing rejoicing in the accomplishments of our loved ones or our state or country is per se a form of perverted self love and necessarily diminishes God. I'm not bible expert either. Thanks for the comment. Very thought provoking.