place and identity are compelling themes. whether it's england or jerusalem.
but like all sectarian identities, they spell trouble when people take them too seriously. soft/passive patriotism/religion always has the potential to become malignant.
This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dmOKIbq33QM
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,--
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.