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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:46 PM

MLK reached me

I am an atheist, but his words are some of the most profound words I've heard on violence.
He was pretty good on workers rights too. I'll work with my enemies and my lesser friends
But I will work

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Laochtine Jan 2013 OP
A HERETIC I AM Jan 2013 #1
Laochtine Jan 2013 #4
ScottLand Jan 2013 #2
cleanhippie Jan 2013 #3
Laochtine Jan 2013 #5

Response to Laochtine (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:12 PM

1. Look up and watch his "I have been to the mountaintop" speech.

It will take your breath away, particularly since he was assassinated the next day.


I was 9 years old, and remember it clearly.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:23 PM

4. I was preborn:)

It does, courage in the face of hate.

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Response to Laochtine (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:41 AM

2. I'm an atheist too but I still think Dr. King was a great man.

You don't have to believe in god to believe in equality and non-violence.

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Response to ScottLand (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:47 AM

3. And while the inverse may not be true, a strong argument can be made that a belief in god...

means one is more likely to believe in inequality and violence as a justifiable means to perpetuate one's beliefs.


YMMV.

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Response to ScottLand (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:32 PM

5. Don't I know it

Hard to believe that we have morals, humanity and love. Well not really

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