A Snaphot of Christianized Nationalism in the U.S., 1916


While there’s no precise analogy between our time and 1916, this newspaper clipping certainly holds some eerily familiar echoes:

From The Devils Lake World and Inter-Ocean, a newspaper in Devils Lake, N.D., June 29, 1916: nationalism It seems strange to sing patriotic songs in a sanctuary built for worshiping God.

But the issue then as now is not so much replacing one thing for another as conflating two unlike things.

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2 responses to “A Snaphot of Christianized Nationalism in the U.S., 1916

  1. Pingback: News of Fraternal Order | Sounds like Monty Python | TS

  2. On a somewhat related point — well, at least it has to do with religion in 1916 — here’s a weird post:
    http://www.twistedspeech.com/when-your-fraternal-order-sounds-like-a-monty-python-sketch/

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