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What has become of Martin Luther King's Dream?

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posted on Dec, 24 2004 @ 09:47 AM
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In the wake of the civil rights movement in which Dr. King was so dramatically used, there came a flood of social programs that sought to address the causes and consequences of racism. Cultural education, cross cultural dialogue, and the current multi-culturalism all hearken back to the civil rights movement for their mandates.

"Tolerance brings with it an implicit moral relativism.Who's to say what is right and what is wrong"...
"At the center of the Christian faith is the affirmation that there is a God in the universe who is the ground and essence of all reality. A Being of infinite love and boundless power, God is the creator, sustainer, and conserver of values....In contrast to the ethical relativism of [totalitarianism], Christianity sets forth a system of absolute moral values and affirms that God has placed within the very structure of this universe certain moral principles that are fixed and immutable."

How did Martin Luther King's vision of a cooperative, unifying society turn into this very different image? Some would call it a reconciling of King's dream with reality, a more practically grounded approach to positive change in the black community. Others found it disturbing, the positive and hopeful messages of the day tainted by the leadership of a controversial leader of an Islamic sect.

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"Tensions continue, and weekly we hear of yet another incident somewhere in our country where race is presented as a precipitating factor."
Martin Luther King's Dream..
"At the center of the Christian faith is the affirmation that there is a God in the universe who is the ground and essence of all reality. A Being of infinite love and boundless power, God is the creator, sustainer, and conserver of values....In contrast to the ethical relativism of [totalitarianism], Christianity sets forth a system of absolute moral values and affirms that God has placed within the very structure of this universe certain moral principles that are fixed and immutable."
Dr. King did not speak in terms of tolerance. His ideal was love.

"Evil can be cast out,not by man alone nor by a dictatorial God who invades our lives,but when we open the door and invite God through Christ to enter."

I Have a Dream...that in the years to come Man can find in his Heart to become more Tolerant and Respectful of All Culrures,We share this Planet for millennia but yet have'nt learnd how to Love each other like brothers & sisters.In our quest to find other civilizations and habitable planets,should'nt We make first that on Our Fragile Earth the first priority to excersice global love & respect ??...




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