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Saturday, February 4, 2017

We Must Keep “Evil” Out of our Country

And how does one do that? How does one keep evil out? As if evil were only “out there” somewhere and not here as well. The immigrant and the refugee coming from out there are no more evil than those already here. Are we any better? No. There’s no one righteous. (Romans 3)

Those seeking to come into this country are no more evil than we already are ourselves. Those seeking to come into this country are no more righteous than we are ourselves.

This kind of statement is divisive fear-mongering; it attempts to pit "noble" us against "evil" them. It is proud and arrogant. It is blind. 

"If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the dividing line between good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being..." (Solzhenitsyn 168)

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. The Gulag Archipelago. New York, NY: HarperCollins. 1976. Print.

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