2 years ago: For you were aliens in the land of Egypt

June 10, 2011, on this blog: For you were aliens in the land of Egypt

Note to the people of Alabama: When politicians are working this hard to demonize some group, when they’re this desperately intent on distracting you with fear, it always, always, always means they’re up to something else they hope to distract you from.

Don’t fall for that. Don’t look at the flashing fingers held high in the air sprinkling glitter-dust. Watch what the other hand is doing. It’s probably after your wallet.


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  • Panda Rosa

    Sorry, but the “aliens in the land of Egypt” headline puts me more in mind of van Daniken and the Ancient Alien stuff, and how they used mind-power to levitate blocks and built the Pyramids.

  • Remember, the immigration of the Sons of Jacob into Egypt was
    Pharaoh-sanctioned. The Biblical Israelites weren’t illegal immigrants
    (except at Heshbon and in Cisjordan), they were illegal emigrants! And
    you remember the events of Joshua and Deuteronomy.

  • baronsabato

    That’s not the point. The phrase “Remember that you were aliens in the land of Egypt” comes directly after God’s commandment that “you shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien” in Exodus 22:21. In other words, the phrase is reminding the Israelites that they were originally WELCOMED into Egypt, and that because of that, they should welcome immigrants into their own land.

  • Good point.