Miscellanoeus - Written by on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 11:58 - 3 Comments

The Quest for Peace and Justice, Dec. 11, 1964

Martin Luther King said in a speech one day after he had received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1964 the following:

This evening I would like to use this lofty and historic platform to discuss what appears to me to be the most pressing problem confronting mankind today. Modern man has brought this whole world to an awe-inspiring threshold of the future. He has reached new and astonishing peaks of scientific success. He has produced machines that think and instruments that peer into the unfathomable ranges of interstellar space. He has built gigantic bridges to span the seas and gargantuan buildings to kiss the skies. His airplanes and spaceships have dwarfed distance, placed time in chains, and carved highways through the stratosphere. This is a dazzling picture of modern man’s scientific and technological progress.

Yet, in spite of these spectacular strides in science and technology, and still unlimited ones to come, something basic is missing. There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.

Unfortunately his words are still valid today!
Let the change finally begin!

Merry Christmas to all of you!



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Judy Breck
Dec 24, 2008 14:10

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Christian. His passion for social justice was rooted in Christianity. On the eve of the birth of the Prince of Peace, we can look to Him with hope and joy to find the Spiritual basis for living together as brothers.

Aug 26, 2009 17:44

May i express my feeling towards kings effort on the negroes situation today in America.and his effort today is now yeilding a fruit in USA.a a devotees who volunteerd to die for his people.

najlepsze na potencje
Aug 9, 2015 6:04

najlepsze na potencje

– The Quest for Peace and Justice, Dec. 11, 1964

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