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FIRST THEY CAME....

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by rocky3, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. rocky3

    rocky3 oregon coast Active Member

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    Preface: German pastor Martin Niemöller initially supported Hitler. But he later opposed him, and was imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp for years.

    Niemöller learned the hard way that keep your head down doesn’t keep one out of trouble … in the long run, it increases the danger to all of us.

    Niemöller wrote a brilliant poem – First They Came – about the manner in which Germans allowed Nazi abuses by failing to protest the abuse of “others” … first gypsies, gays, communists, and Jews, then Catholics … and eventually everyone
    Prison Planet.com » Biting Our Tongues Doesn?t Keep Us Safe ? It Only INCREASES Danger In the Long Run
     
  2. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    Great Post.

    For those who do not follow the Not Publicized News, Coptic Christians are being Murdered, daily in Egypt. That is Just One Nation, under islam. World Wide, it is horrendous, and Never Spoken of, on Main Stream Media.

    Example, Outside Jakarta, two High School girls, from a Catholic run school, were raped, sodomized, tortured, then beheaded. For being Christians.

    Here in America, our First ammendment says you have Freedom to choose your belief of God, or not to believe, or believe in gods, plural, etc. etc. OR completely disavow any of above. I accept that GOD Given Right which can not be taken away, by any other person.

    You may disagree with my view point, it is your right to do so.... However, remember the Poem above If/When you do.... For there will come a day, when in this Country Christians will be hunted down, just like other countries.... Hmmmmm, tell me, what does a Christian Look LIKE. Hmmm, do I look, like You????

    Philip
    Asking the Hard Questions, for You to answer for yourself, but first, read that Poem Again....
    Reporting the News, from the Boon Docks, of Oregon....
     
  3. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  4. renfield

    renfield Portland Active Member

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    Here is the original poem for reference (as there is no link to Martin Niemoller in the prison planet site) it can be found here: Martin Niemöller: "First they came for the Socialists..."

    Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

    FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE SOCIALIST

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.

    Martin Niemöller
     
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  5. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Sadly its true today as it was then.
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