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You've probably been hearing a lot on the news lately. Whether it's in Europe, America, the islands of the sea, or even all the way on the other side of the world in Russia, China, perhaps even the Middle East. The point remains you've been hearing it. Populism and nationalism are on the rise, as are ideological wars of words and fists.
Are we on the verge of a new era of civil unrest? Civil war? Will the dialogues cease and the soldiers march again? Who can know. Yet there is one thing we must address, the faith.
Where is it a Christian is supposed to stand in regards to this issue? Are we to turn a blind eye or address it, together, as one in Christ?
Firstly, lets get some background information on Nationalism. We know for a fact it's a patriotic ideology. It's a belief system in the sovereignty of one's own nation and the preservation of its cultural and ideological identity. Such things are the soul of a nation, at least to the nationalist. Naturally this would sound quite pleasing. Love of country and preservation of heritage is good.
Now it's time for the other side of the coin.
It also comes with vile connotations of xenophobia against the foreigner, superiority over the rest of the world, and selfish national pursuits at the cost of others. Worse yet it can also be coupled with racial, religious, and ethnic persecution against "undesirables". Which we've seen time and again among the viscous.
With that in mind it's about on par with capitalism and communism. One for the sake of prosperity, the other equality. Yet both with their ugly sides that horrify us all. But that's the point, it's a worldly system is it not? Why should we be surprised when there's an dark side to its usage in this life? It reflects men's hearts.
Regardless, the question still remains... where do we stand when confronted with this ideology?