CAN PATRIOTISM be IDOLATRY? -Andrew Strom. I would really love your comments on this, as I believe it is an important topic for the church in North America. Please give us your thoughts on the questions below- -Can Patriotism be Idolatry? (ie. Can our country become a kind of 'god' to us?) -Can Patriotism also become "prideful"? -Is this a problem in the church today? -Will many Christians get mad if we question this? -If we mix Patriotism in with Christianity, will it start to distort the whole message and mission of the church? -In other words, will we start to become "activists" not just for Jesus, but for Patriotism too? -Is it true that Hitler used Patriotism to manipulate the German people - and whip them up to go to war? -Are there voices in TV and Radio today using Patriotism to whip up the Christians? -Do you think we can be easily manipulated if they appeal to our Patriotic Pride? -Now just a couple of questions about the USA- -Is the US still a force for "righteousness" in the earth? -When we look at the movies, the TV and the music put out by the USA - which dominates Western culture all around the world - what kind of influence does the US have today? -When we look at this massive influence and leadership, does she seem to be a force for 'light' or more for greed, sex, materialism and spiritual corruption? -So is America mostly spreading 'good' or spreading 'evil' in the world? -Why then should we "defend" her - as though what she is doing in the earth is "Christian"? I realize that these questions will make some people mad. But I am hoping that we will really think about these things and I would love to hear your opinions. Please post your comments at the website below- http://www.johnthebaptisttv.com/ God bless you all. Andrew Strom.