Comment: Could it be...

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Could it be...

...similar, in some ways, to being born into one family but married into another? Does my love of the one necessarily have to lessen my love for the other? Hmm... but alleigance to my wife and my sons transcends these other alleigances.

Or does a Christian, who gives his highest alleigance to a heavenly King, or anyone who gives an ultimate alleigance to a higher natural law make a poor citizen of a state? You can see how the Romans feared the spread of Christianity because of its alleigance to a King higher than Caesar (and then later co-opted it in order to contain and define it). And you can see why the authoritarians fear us who hold a higher alleigance to self-evident truths such as Life and Liberty than their shackles and chains.

I also think of the Apostle Paul who was a Christian, a citizen of Israel, and a citizen of Rome. :)