This past week, I have been debating with a lot of my peers around the concept of national identity.
We have been looking at the concept from a variety of perspectives, such as historical, cultural, and ethnic viewpoints, and are still in disagreement.
The main questions we were debating were:
Is National Identity something that is reasonable to be proud of, or is it dumb to be proud of achievements for things you did not do?
Is a National Identity related to your ancestry, or more so to the ideas you believe in and your cultural practices?
Are religion and National Identity separate things, and can foreigners with a different religion, but similar cultural practices still identify with a National Identity?
What are your thoughts on any of the questions above?