The Nativity Scene Is NOT a Story of Refugees

I am getting sick and tired of seeing all of these memes appearing all over the internet telling me how bad of a Christian I am if I do not support bringing Syrian refugees into this country. They take on many different forms, but the basic formula remains the same. Find a nativity related picture, ad a sentence about how Marry and Joseph were refugees, distribute to millions of people online, and shameless exploit the very religion that progressive’s despise in order to expedite their dangerous agenda. All of these memes are wrong. I understand that progressives may not have had any exposure to the Christmas story, so allow me to please clarify the problems with their story.
First of all, Marry and Joseph were not refugees, they were not fleeing prosecution, they were not homeless. It was not fear or terror that sent them on their march towards Bethlehem, but rather civic duty. They were on their way to the place of Joseph’s birth, Bethlehem, to register for a tax levied by the Roman government. I fail to see how, to put it in a modern equivalent, registering to vote or filing a change of address form equates to fleeing terrorism.
Second, if you read the Nativity Story you will find that what drove the young couple to the manger was “there was no room in the inn “(Luke 2:7). So what the progressives are trying to say is that if you are traveling and find a “no vacancy” sign, suddenly you are refugee. I might not be one of those highly educated politicians, or hail from the East Coast, but I am pretty sure that not being able to find a hotel room does not make you a refugee.
So there is no real connection between the Syrian Refugees. If anything the Christmas Story is a story of tax hungry progressive monsters forcing a pregnant woman to spend precious time and money to give the government more money.

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2 comments
  1. rey said:

    So as Christians and members of a compassionate religion we should still extend help to those that are fleeing for there very lies

  2. Actually they were fleeing persecution. They later retreated to Egypt to avoid persecution. The 3 wise men were originally sent, as pagans, to find them and persecute them until god appeared to Them in the form of a star and converted them. Which is why they went to worship him. It is a refugee story. You are ignorant. Please read a bible.

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