The American Christian ought to stand aloof from alienation and Americanism, because neither tells the whole truth, though both say something true. He ought not to be found talking about "the American Babylon" and burning American flags while calling for revolution. That is a form of lying. He ought not to be found cheering any American policy and calling it Christian, and talking of our history as if it were near perfection. That is also a form of lying.
The truth is that America is a country we ought to love not only because it is our country but also because it is lovable. And the truth is also that America is a country we cannot love unreservedly because it does much that is deeply wicked.
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