The Patriotism of Peace

>> Wednesday, December 12, 2007


We should take care, in inculcating patriotism into our boys and girls, that is a patriotism above the narrow sentiment which usually stops at one's country, and thus inspires jealousy and enmity in dealing with others... Our patriotism should be of the wider, nobler kind which recognises justice and reasonableness in the claims of others and which lead our country into comradeship with...the other nations of the world. The first step to this end is to develop peace and goodwill within our borders, by training our youth of both sexes to its practice as their habit of life, so that the jealousies of town against town, class against class and sect against sect no longer exist; and then to extend this good feeling beyond our frontiers towards our neighbours.

Lord Baden-Powell


2 comments:

Monte December 12, 2007 at 9:41 AM  

Hey, did you know that Lord Baden-Powell was the founder of Boy Scouts?

Good to talk to you the other evening.

Praying for you guys in Oklahoma. You're all over the news.

Luv ya!

Lynette December 12, 2007 at 4:39 PM  

I knew that name seemed familiar!


We're doing fine here. In fact, we're feeling pretty darn fortunate sitting here in our warm house, with hot water, a stove to cook on, and able to use our own computers--not to mention the sheer luxury of still being able to enjoy our Christmas lights!

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