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Singing The Songs of Zion in a Foreign Land

Poor Jeremy Corbyn, so misunderstood and so much hysteria.

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So, over in the UK, a chap who doesn't believe in God and doesn't believe in the monarchy, and this is a matter of public knowledge, is considered unpatriotic for remaining respectfully silent while standing when "God save the Queen" is sung.

The fact is the media and apparently at least some of the public expect politicians to to be hypocrites and are offended if they are not. And yet surely singing a song in a display of religious and monarchistic sentiment you do not share is far more offensive? Isn't that just acting? Is it better to sing the song mindlessly or tongue in cheek than to be thoughtfully and respectfully silent?

While the concern that God's policy towards Queen Betty has now been changed is probably overblown, I think we should be concerned that those who think Corbyn should sing the anthem think so little of prayer that they encourage the mouthing of the words for the sa…