As some of my friends know, in addition to my interest in all things web, I have a lot of interest in politics and religion. I know it’s not polite dinner time conversation, but I think these topics NEED to be discussed regularly! If you’re just popping by my website to see about my digital work, feel free to skip this post. But for the rest of you please chime in. Leave me a comment of give it a share on social media with your take!
Is it lost on Christians that, according to their beliefs, Jesus and his parents were “illegal” immigrants to Egypt for the first years of his life?
Is the irony lost on them? That The Jesus character (a person of color) and his family fled to Egypt to escape the dangers of tyranny. That they did so without proper paperwork or formal waiting periods. That the life they claim to worship was only made possible by this action.
And yet, many of them stand up and shout about the importance of putting “America First” with hardly any mention of how America consistently funds, arms, and empowers some of the worlds cruelest tyrants?
How has a religion so deeply deceived itself?
Have they forgotten that their entire scripture was presumed to be written by members of a migrant tribe whom were regularly oppressed by imperial super powers? Have they forgotten that the pinnacle of righteousness, as outlined by their prophets and teachers, was to care for the strangers, orphans and disenfranchised among them?
Will some of my Christian friends please help me understand?