12.08.2015 10:39 PM

Old snapshot of unknown religious refugee family, hiding in a barn, after being denied a home by politician

  

21 Comments


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    Matt says:

    Cute.

    But as an atheist, I ain’t touching this with a ten foot pole.


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    Ridiculosity says:

    Exactly.

    I am most definitely not a religious person. Or even a believer, truth be told.

    That said, I’ve always believed the Ten Commandments – the basic tenets of which can be found in pretty much every and any religion – are a pretty good basis to living a good (and honourable) life.

    Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbour is a pretty decent starting point.


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    Maps Onburt says:

    I’m an orthodox atheist myself but I don’t think the comparison is apt. 95% of those surveyed don’t even want to come to Canada. We’ve been reduced to begging for refugees to make this arbitrary “quota”. There are facilities a few hundred miles away that will house 3M people sitting empty but our progressives think only Canadian compassion is worthwhile and everyone that is concerned about letting in a few bad apples is somehow racist when we’re really concerned that more than 30% of the refugees sympathize with ISIS according to a recent poll. Certainly not all Muslims are terrorists but the problem is that most terrorists are – and are using Islam as justification. Dismissing our fears just leads to idiots like trump getting a pulpit.


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      Cory says:

      Well put.


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      smelter rat says:

      What a load of horseshit.


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        Art says:

        I thought horseshit was your domain, smelter.


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        HarryR says:

        Ah! Once again the resident Rat emerges from his hole in the baseboard with utterances of sublime, magniloquent profundity. Are there no bounds to his wisdom.


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          smelter rat says:

          You’re too kind!


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    Cory says:

    I get your point but I feel the need to point out:

    1) they weren’t refugees (they were Jews in what was at the time their homeland. I’ve seen other such memes and wonder if those who created them are trying to promote the view that the Jews don’t have a claim to Israel)

    2) no politician denied them shelter (they were travelling to report to the census as was everybody else, which is why there were no more rooms available)


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      Warren says:

      http://biblehub.com/matthew/2-16.htm


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        Cory says:

        Herod’s order to kill the baby came after Jesus was born and wasn’t the reason why they had to take shelter in the manger.

        https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+2&version=PHILLIPS


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        Peter Mumford says:

        Yes, but the Slaughter of the Innocents purportedly happened about two years after The Nativity scene above, so you might want a “Flight Into Egypt” picture instead.

        And the moral story is, if you’re inspired by a divine revelation to visit a newly born Messiah, best not to mention it to politicians.


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          Cory says:

          The Matthew version of the story also states that Jesus wasn’t born in a manger but in his home, which was in Bethlehem.


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            smelter rat says:

            cough*Nazareth*cough


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    Mark says:

    I look forward to the next installment, when the family receives their middle-class tax cut, the Canada Child Care Benefit, and enhanced CPP — in the form of gold, myrrh, and frankincense. Too early to say yet if the gift-givers are Wise Men or not though…


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    dean sherratt says:

    Could the image of this family not simply be the a case of the implementation of the very strict and obligatory Roman long-form census as they went to Bethlehem to return to their original village to be counted and taxed.


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    patrick says:

    Religious stories are just so wonderfully fluid to fit what ever cause you wish to push.


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    smelter rat says:

    Geez, a guy goes away for a few months, and someone lets all the squirrels in.


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    Jack D says:

    On a positive note, there are many Churches across Canada taking initiative on the refugee crisis. Whether its sponsoring families, providing lodging or other ways of helping, there are a huge number of Christian based houses of worship welcoming in Syrians –regardless of religious background.

    So contrary to those who claim to deeply believe in the values espoused by a certain messiah, Canadians are open to giving an opportunity to those devastated by war, left with absolutely no future, a shot at starting a new life and make a living while contributing to society. Which happens to be all these people want to do.

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