How come patriotism isn't a sin?

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    I know it sounds a bit silly at first, but think about it. Patriotism falls under the umbrella of pride and pride is one of the seven deadly sins. If I were a flag-waving fundie, how would I go about reconciling this conflict between my love for my country and my love for my savior?
     
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    Fundies don't believe in the concept of sin.

    duh
     
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    Not being Christian, I wouldn't really opine, but Jesus did say, give unto Caesar what it Casar's, no?

    If I were a right wing fundie, I'd be more concerned about opposing helping disadvantaged people in favor of discriminating against gays given that Jesus said not word one about gays but made an awful lot of statements about caring for the poor and weak.

    Just my opinion.
     
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    Huh?

    What about that whole hate the sin, love the sinner stuff they like to toss around?
     
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    Gunny should really consider some sort of sarcasm brackets or identifying emoticon. ;)
     
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    I don't think Gandhi is the type of fundie he's talking about.
     
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    It's entirely possible that my sarcasm meter is a bit off today given I'm still a bit jet-lagged. :cool:
     
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    R,

    That was sarcasm, right?
     
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    I don't equate patriotism with pride so i'd call shenanigans on the assumption of such.

    When did jebus ever suggest it was a sin to have a non-christian identity?
     
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    which? Your original post, my first answer, or my second answer?

    btw

    [sarcasm] [/sarcasm]
     

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