Saturday, September 24, 2005
Is America the Greatest Country?
Feel free to begin a forum telling me what you prefer about America or why you prefer another country, either the one you live in or one you would like to live in.
For me, America feels like home, and so when I traveled in Europe it felt cold and unpromising, though I enjoyed the culture, loved the architecture and had many positive experiences with the people.
It seems America has been more of an explosion of talent and a place to get something started.
Economy: now America is experiencing trouble, but I've been appalled, overwhelmed by the economic state of England and Canada, where I have spent the most time in the last ten years. Coming home from Canada couldn't be a happier experience. I have, however, found awesome people in Canada. I have not yet visited outside the Western world, and look forward to: China, Africa, South America, particularly Columbia, and Argentina, Israel, and look forward to being again in France and England. Truly the world outside America has been experiencing an explosion of faith in Jesus, an explosion of love for God and miracles that we in America are cut off from to some degree. It is for these wonderful things that I long to travel and visit people.
India would be interesting as well. For obvious reasons the Middle East is not a good idea right now, but I have had very good friends, though perhaps passing through my life, but friends from the Arab world as well.