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43 Years Ago Today
« on: April 04, 2011, 10:30:58 AM »
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, TN.







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Re: 43 Years Ago Today
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 10:32:42 AM »
Great man....too bad it was in vain.

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Re: 43 Years Ago Today
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 10:43:22 AM »
Great man....too bad it was in vain.
Good point.
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Re: 43 Years Ago Today
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 12:09:28 PM »
Great man....too bad it was in vain.

Why do you say it was in vain????  Please expound because I think I'm curious to hear your reason.
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Re: 43 Years Ago Today
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 12:32:54 PM »
Great man....too bad it was in vain.

Why do you say it was in vain????  Please expound because I think I'm curious to hear your reason.

Minorities are still not equal in this country
The poor problem still has not be solved as it could be in our society.
Our government is fighting not 1 illegal war like in his day, but 3 now.

The problems he spent his life to solving have not been solved.

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Re: 43 Years Ago Today
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 02:39:38 PM »
Neymar, that is because too many people want someone else to do what they should be doing for themselves.
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Re: 43 Years Ago Today
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 02:47:48 PM »
I appreciate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! :angel:  He did not die in vain. :brickwall:

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Re: 43 Years Ago Today
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2011, 02:52:54 PM »
Neymar, that is because too many people want someone else to do what they should be doing for themselves.
Well blacks by nature are "messiah"-based people. We will always look for someone to save us.

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Re: 43 Years Ago Today
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2011, 02:53:19 PM »
I appreciate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! :angel:  He did not die in vain. :brickwall:

Then you obviously dont believe in what he worked for.

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Re: 43 Years Ago Today
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2011, 03:32:42 PM »
Neymar, that is because too many people want someone else to do what they should be doing for themselves.
Well blacks by nature are "messiah"-based people. We will always look for someone to save us.

Please clarify:  Are Ethiopians Black?

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Re: 43 Years Ago Today
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2011, 03:37:38 PM »
I appreciate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! :angel:  He did not die in vain. :brickwall:

Then you obviously dont believe in what he worked for.
I believe in both what he lived for and what he died for.  He stated in his last speech what he was about,

"'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?' That's the question before you tonight. Not, 'If I stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to my job.' Not, 'If I stop to help the sanitation workers what will happen to all of the hours that I usually spend in my office every day and every week as a pastor?' The question is not, 'If I stop to help this man in need, what will happen to me?' The question is, 'If I do not stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to them?' That's the question."

He also stated that "If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live."~Why We Can't Wait, 1964

MLK was follower of Christ and like he stated towards the end of his last message "I just want to do God's will."  Jesus once stated "greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for a friend".  MLK showed the world how committed he was to the cause and the people suffering from injustices that thru his example our nation and the world entered into a new era.  Successes and failures at this point are not on him.  When he stands before God, he will be able to account for what he did in his generation.

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Re: 43 Years Ago Today
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2011, 03:41:47 PM »
Neymar, that is because too many people want someone else to do what they should be doing for themselves.
Well blacks by nature are "messiah"-based people. We will always look for someone to save us.

Please clarify:  Are Ethiopians Black?

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Re: 43 Years Ago Today
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2011, 04:03:41 PM »
I appreciate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! :angel:  He did not die in vain. :brickwall:

Then you obviously dont believe in what he worked for.
I believe in both what he lived for and what he died for.  He stated in his last speech what he was about,

"'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?' That's the question before you tonight. Not, 'If I stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to my job.' Not, 'If I stop to help the sanitation workers what will happen to all of the hours that I usually spend in my office every day and every week as a pastor?' The question is not, 'If I stop to help this man in need, what will happen to me?' The question is, 'If I do not stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to them?' That's the question."

He also stated that "If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live."~Why We Can't Wait, 1964

MLK was follower of Christ and like he stated towards the end of his last message "I just want to do God's will."  Jesus once stated "greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for a friend".  MLK showed the world how committed he was to the cause and the people suffering from injustices that thru his example our nation and the world entered into a new era.  Successes and failures at this point are not on him.  When he stands before God, he will be able to account for what he did in his generation.

Nice.

Still believe he wouldnt have been happy knowing how we would end up.

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Re: 43 Years Ago Today
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2011, 04:22:18 PM »
I appreciate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! :angel:  He did not die in vain. :brickwall:

Then you obviously dont believe in what he worked for.
I believe in both what he lived for and what he died for.  He stated in his last speech what he was about,

"'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?' That's the question before you tonight. Not, 'If I stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to my job.' Not, 'If I stop to help the sanitation workers what will happen to all of the hours that I usually spend in my office every day and every week as a pastor?' The question is not, 'If I stop to help this man in need, what will happen to me?' The question is, 'If I do not stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to them?' That's the question."

He also stated that "If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live."~Why We Can't Wait, 1964

MLK was follower of Christ and like he stated towards the end of his last message "I just want to do God's will."  Jesus once stated "greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for a friend".  MLK showed the world how committed he was to the cause and the people suffering from injustices that thru his example our nation and the world entered into a new era.  Successes and failures at this point are not on him.  When he stands before God, he will be able to account for what he did in his generation.

Nice.

Still believe he wouldnt have been happy knowing how we would end up.
I agree with you on that, but it is not over yet.

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Re: 43 Years Ago Today
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2011, 01:36:19 AM »
I think posters on this board say over the age of fifty can tell you a lot of change has occured since the late 60's. In many parts of this country apartied was the rule of law.

 

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