This meme is going around Facebook and other social media sites. What this shows is the wickedness of man, false gospel teachings, and just how far the Church has fallen.
The creators and propagators of this meme are attempting to compare Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem to that of the so-called Syrian “refugees”. Nothing could be further from the Truth.
First of all Joseph and Mary weren’t fleeing their homeland. As husband and wife, united as one flesh, they were returning to Joseph’s home town since he was a descendant of King David. Additionally everyone in the Roman Empire was doing the same. As Caesar had ordered a census and everyone went to their home town to be counted.
Joseph and Mary, along with others too, were not turned away by heartless people. When they reached Bethlehem, the town’s population had swelled greatly. They attempted to get a room at an inn but it was full.
Thus they bedded down in a stable where Jesus was born and placed in a manger. This was actually an act of kindness allowing the couple to stay in the stable instead of being on the streets.
It has already been proven and documented that those coming from Syria are mostly men of military age. Not families, not women and children. And many are Islamic Jihadists, criminals, and terrorists. One only needs to see the damage they have done already in Europe.
They have violated international law by not seeking asylum in the first bordering nation they entered. Instead they continue on to Europe and America. The goal to spread Jihad in the West to destroy Western Civilization, their stated enemy for more than 1000 years.
Social media is full of memes. Some of these are funny of course and they are meant to be that way. Most however are political in nature attempting to drive some point in some direction.
The memes produced and copied by the leftist are full of errors. Take this one for just one example.
I keep seeing the ending stanzas from the poem “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus which was written in 1883. Every American is familiar with the lines that read:
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me
But this is not the beginning of the poem nor the compleat ending of it either. It is simply taken out of context like many things the Liberals do to “prove” their points.
These words do not appear anywhere on the Statue of Liberty. They are on a bronze plaque inside the greater monument. The poem itself was written as a fundraiser to raise funds needed to build the pedestal that the Statue of Liberty stand upon.
Even the Statue of Liberty was not build or designed as a symbol of immigration. It is a symbol of American Liberty shining out over the whole world. Lady Liberty is “Liberatas” the Roman goddess and she holds in one hand a torch lighting the way to liberty and freedom. And in the other she holds the Tablet of Law. At her feet rests broken chains. There is only One Law the is represented by breaking chains. That is the Law of God found in the Holy Scriptures of the Bible.
The Statue of Liberty was commissioned, designed, and built in France and was given to the American people by the French as a celebration of the American Independence. Please know your history before you go grabbing symbols that don’t mean what you think they mean.