I cannot subscribe to religion, any of them, because the focus is too often on the “other” and their unworthiness. It is sad that Progressives try to use the biblical story of Jesus to show conservative Christians and evangelicals that he too was a refuge, it is sad because it will fall on deaf ears, Western Christianity thinks that Jesus had blondish hair and blue eyes. I would like to think that we as humans realize that nations and borders are, like many things, manmade constructs, and at the heart of the matter we are all humans. Our differences are due to evolution and ultraviolet light, not because of what lies beneath our fragile skin. The crime against humanity is that the powerful and wealthy exploit our fears borne out of scarcity and hardship to keep us fighting amongst ourselves and they use religion as a weapon to justify their prejudice and bigotry. If we remember our history, religion was used to justify absolutism in the monarchy, “The Divine Right of Kings” and religion was a justification to plunder and exploit the new continent and the Middle East. I can’t understand how religion feeds a person’s heart when you read its history. We should be extending our helping hands to the refugees and not turning them away. It is the right thing to do, plain and simple.
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