I am currently in the usual warzone of illegal fireworks all around me as I upload this cartoon. Ahh, patriotism and explosives.
Actually, I do have a lot of fond memories of letting off fireworks as a kid, but I don’t know how much I was thinking of my country when I did it. Don’t get me wrong, I love living in the United States but the heightened nationalism of the Fourth of July that goes beyond the fireworks can be a little scary at times. I listened to a special radio presentation of patriotic music and I noticed how much God was intertwined. Classic music, but I got to thinking–what a bad combination patriotic hymns are.