October 14, 2004

I've Been Listening to a lot of MLK ...

King was far ahead of his time, ironic how he had his finger right on pulse of where America, and Church was headed ... this is one of many quotes that really struck me from one of his Sermons ...

But I understand that there are many Christians in America who give their ultimate allegiance to man-made systems and customs. They are afraid to be different. Their great concern is to be accepted socially. They live by some such principle as this: "everybody is doing it, so it must be alright." For so many of you Morality is merely group consensus. In your modern sociological lingo, the mores are accepted as the right ways. You have unconsciously come to believe that right is discovered by taking a sort of Gallup poll of the majority opinion. How many are giving their ultimate allegiance to this way.

Martin Luther King, Jr. cica. 1956

From: Paul's Letter to American Christians

Delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, on 4 November 1956.


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