Friday, November 06, 2015

"whosoever shall not be offended in me" - The US Should Accept Muslim Refugees More

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The US Should Accept Muslim Refugees More

Christ Jesus said to leave a town where you are persecuted (for His name).

Therefore, refugees leaving Islamic countries where they are put in a predicament due to civil wars and battles involving Western powers should be warmly accepted in each destination country.

When Jerusalem was destroyed by Roman troops, Israelites became refugees 2000 years ago.  However it seems that they were accepted, somewhat well, in other cities or regions around the Mediterranean Sea under control of the Roman Empire.

Many of those Judaists seem to have moved to around Rome.  And, subsequently they settled in Northern Italy.  Probably Roman citizens did not like to have Judaists in or around Rome where Christianity was gaining population.  Accordingly Judaists opted to live in Northern Italy.  But as the Roman Empire had long colonies in the north of the Alps, those Judaists further decided to move into central Europe along the rivers flowing from the Alps.

Eventually these Judaists came to live in regions along the Rhine and other major rivers running through the present day Germany, probably following Romans travelling there.  Then ancestors of today's Germans and other Germanic peoples started to invade these areas from the north and the northeast.  There they encountered Judaists.

(Before the Judaists settled in these areas, there had been living Celtic people and different types of Germanic peoples than ancestors of today's Germans who had fought troops led by Caesar and other Roman generals.)

Therefore, Judaists had ironically longer history in the area today called Germany or at least in some cities built by Romans there than ancestors of today's Germans had.

But Judaists were almost driven out of Germany and adjacent regions through WWII.  However, the reason is more a difference in tribalism than in religion between Judaists and today's Germans.  It cannot be Christianity Germans observed, to any degree, while trying to annihilate Judaists in the period around WWII.  It is cultural and spiritual heritage they took over from ancestors who had lived in the era before the coming of Christianity to central Europe or the north of the Alps.

Strong tribal features modern Germans inherited from their ancient ancestors seem to have been very exclusive.  Accordingly, they instinctively hated Judaists who had been living in present-day Germany earlier than ancestors of Germans.  Accordingly there had been a danger of ethnic strife between Judaists living in Germany and Germans for 2000 years or so.  This must be the largest underlying cause of the Holocaust Hitler had played a leading part in.

What should be feared now is that today's Islamic refugees heading for Germany and other neighbor nations might face a similar situation eventually to that Judaists once encountered in Europe: ethnic strife between Muslims coming to live in Germany and other neighbor nations and Germans and other Europeans.  Tribal differences must work, at least sometimes, more strongly and profoundly than religious differences.

Probably, the ultimate destination of those Islamic refugees should be America.  Indeed, it is the US that triggered the bloody and violent situations today observed in the Islamic regions.  America's War on Terror should have been fought in a more sophisticated manner.  If so, there would have been no refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. to Germany and other European countries.

The US should accept Muslim refugees more and more.  

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Mat 11:6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
Mat 11:7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?