The Boat People of Bethlehem

You may have noticed the recent propaganda in support of the West absorbing unlimited numbers of Muslim refugees. It starts with the Bible and with Matthew 2:13-23 were it is told that Joseph, Mary and their children escaped to Egypt from Bethlehem in Judaea for fear of King Herod. Only when the King was dead did they return to Israel; settling in Nazareth rather than Bethlehem, because they remained wary of Herod’s son who ruled in Judaea.

Thus, so the story goes, Jesus was for a time a time a refugee in Egypt. A tenuous and tendentious leap of logic follows: if Jesus was indeed a refugee how can anyone in good conscience not welcome all refugees with open arms and generous hearts.

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  • Brett_McS
  • Clausewitz

    At the time Jesus was not a refugee in a Muslim country since there would be no Muslims for about 700 years. Egypt was full of Ra worshipers whom the Muslims killed off over the past 1400 years.

  • Shebel

    They sure are an impressive lot.
    Justin was Not kidding when he said that they would Not take any jobs from Canadians.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Isn’t it time every one quit running away?
    I wonder sometimes if the Georgia guide stones population estimate may be the best solution to the whole problem.
    I posit that it s going to be there some day soon with mass immigration (export of unwanted mass humanity) leading the way.
    Todays situation is a far cry from the story of Joe and Mary skipping over a single geographical line to save their baby….

  • Thomas Henderson

    Jesus was not a refugee under any sense of the word.

    Mary and Joseph went to Joseph’s ancestral home town to be registered. Shall we send everybody to their home towns?

    Galilee, Judea and Egypt was all part of the Roman Empire. The flight into Egypt was a bit akin to a family fleeing the policies of Wynn in Ontario to ride out their time in Wall’s Saskatchewan.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Good news. Send 100% of all the Arabs in Judea and Samaria to Europe

  • disqusW6sf

    I bet Jesus and family didn’t live on welfare in Egypt.

  • PaxCan

    The article says Joseph and Mary eventually returned to Israel when it was apparently safer and that’s the major difference. Today’s refugees prefer to stick around like a bad odor when it’s safe to return to their native countries. In Canada we give them citizenship and let them vote in elections making them less of being refugees and more so immigrants who got into the country via the asylum system.

    Another difference is Joseph and Mary were fleeing real danger unlike today’s refugees who are mostly economic migrants.