Nationalism can be both good and bad, it depends on how the leaders lead the country. Good because nationalism in a country can unite the citizens, but it becomes bad when there’s violence.
I think nationalism as pride and unity but seeing how it can cause wars kind of makes me think as there’s no use of pride or unity if everything becomes a mess. Hitler makes me want to think nationalism is bad, he killed a million Jews for what? Not only Hitler, but there are countries who are biased towards other races or nationalities.
Even though countries are working together to show strong unity, they do somewhere discriminate. Some countries discriminate to the level of violence –> war. People just love their own country so much that they don’t really seem to care about any other countries. For example, there are several countries who look at a Muslim and think they are terrorists. You can’t really generalize the whole nation based on one group or the past.
I think nationalism is an important element for a nation and it is good as long as it doesn’t exceed the limit. By exceeding the limit I mean as long as no other group/nation is being hurt by your actions or words.
Religious fundamentalism can be very dangerous sometimes. I wouldn’t say religious fundamentalism is wrong, but it’s just that you can’t rule over other people’s life. I’m saying it’s not wrong to believe in Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Buddhism etc. its their action and behavior that concerns people.
I believe that we all should have the freedom to believe in what we want to believe in and not be forced to follow a religion. There’s no point forcing someone to believe in a religion because they won’t be themselves and would just follow the rituals for formality. We all have our own choice and no one else chooses for us.
We can’t really question what the fundamentalists believe in , but we can try and stop their actions (violence). I feel like violence shouldn’t be tolerated and no one has the right to harm a person just because you aren’t following what they want you to follow. I think everyone should stand for themselves and not be forced.