In fact as far as I'm aware the UK is the only european nation that outright bans guns for civilians.This is why people ban guns. Gun supporters don't know what guns are.Shotguns I'll give you (provided you're allowed 12 and larger gauges... because I mean... come on...) but not .22s.
All you need to do is stand and be silent out of respect for everyone else.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
If you are planning on becoming a citizen, learn it and sing it. If you are not planning on becoming a citizen, stand if those singing it stand, but I would not sing it or do anything else to acknowledge it (just as you did not).
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.
I would not mind singing a national anthem that I am not a citizen to, I know some of the Canadian anthem. Would someone be seriously mad if I sang their national anthem if I was not a citizen to the country?Lol.
Time...line? Time isn't made out of lines. It is made out of circles. That is why clocks are round. ~ Caboose
Pledging and singing to a flag while knowing more about American Idol than American history means ZERO. Flags and goofy songs are inanimate and only breed group think.
1; Congratulations on picking the superior nordic country!
2; As a native dane I don't participate in the singing of the national anthem. I still stand up, place my hand on my heart and bow my heart (even this I only do because otherwise my parents would yell at me), but I don't sing.
I think it's extremely important to learn it if you're living there. Like you said, etiquette.
There's are few things I hate more than immigrants that don't make any effort to integrate into the society they've moved to (Not saying I hate you, I am just fed up of people coming here for example and making no effort at all to understand the country that's hosting them). The anthem and an abridged understanding of history etc is just common etiquette, as in the language if you plan on staying there.
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The Flag of Denmark (Danish: Dannebrog Danish pronunciation: [ˈdanəˌbʁoˀ]) is red with a white Scandinavian cross that extends to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side. On the Danish flag, the cross design, which represents Christianity, was subsequently adopted by the other Nordic countries; Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Åland Islands and the Faroe Islands, as well as the Scottish archipelagos of Shetland and Orkney. During the Danish-Norwegian personal union, Dannebrog ("Danish cloth") was also the flag of Norway and continued to be, with slight modifications, until Norway adopted its current flag in 1821.
Dannebrog is the oldest state flag in the world still in use by an independent nation.
I stand up for nothing and I most certainly don't sing worshipping anthems to anything or anybody. I can't even imagine that someone could get offended over that. And if so, I guess they have far greater issues than me not giving a damn about some stupid national anthem anyway. Some people should remember we're living in the 21. century, not the 12th.