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On this MLK day it would be right to remember what MLK did in a non-violent way to make this country better. Can you imagine what this country would be like if we still had the appartheid that ruled in the days before MLK. We should think for a momoent how we could follow in his footsteps and do something to make this country a better place for us all in a non-violent way, just as our forfathers hoped the country would work. :thumbsup:
 

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Borrowed, but still a great post.

"We hear a lot about Dr. King- there are over 700 streets in this nation named after him. To some, the name is quasi religious, almost synonymous with Jesus.

Dr. King was just a man, a man with faults and shortcomings, and that's his legacy to me.

A man, imperfect though he may be, through effort and example can affect change in his world.

Dr. King, as was tragically proven, was not immortal. He was not an angel, he was not sent from heaven above- he was a man who, with singularity of purpose believed that he could change the wrongs he perceived in the world without resorting to violence.

The real lesson of Dr. King's life is that one man CAN make a difference, even when the odds seem insurmountable. You cannot wait for others to do your work for you- the only person who will answer to God in the end for your actions on earth is YOU! In the words of Ghandi, "Be the change you want to see in the world." We would all do well to remember that..."

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Borrowed, but still a great post.

"We hear a lot about Dr. King- there are over 700 streets in this nation named after him. To some, the name is quasi religious, almost synonymous with Jesus.

Dr. King was just a man, a man with faults and shortcomings, and that's his legacy to me.

A man, imperfect though he may be, through effort and example can affect change in his world.

Dr. King, as was tragically proven, was not immortal. He was not an angel, he was not sent from heaven above- he was a man who, with singularity of purpose believed that he could change the wrongs he perceived in the world without resorting to violence.

The real lesson of Dr. King's life is that one man CAN make a difference, even when the odds seem insurmountable. You cannot wait for others to do your work for you- the only person who will answer to God in the end for your actions on earth is YOU! In the words of Ghandi, "Be the change you want to see in the world." We would all do well to remember that..."

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Very good post... We in this country need to remember that none of our leaders, be they religiuos or political are super human. They are men and women, subject to the same flaws and failings as any one of us. It is when we elevate them to some higher status than mortal that we are disapointed. Dr. king was indeed a great man but he was still a man. But he didn't let that stand in the way of doing great things, and that is what this country realy needs today, regular men and women doing great things. :thumbsup:
 
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