Monday, January 17, 2011

Would We Hear Dr. King Today?

From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail":
“...there are two types of law: just and unjust...A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out harmony with the moral law...Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. All segregation statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality.”
And with that quote, James Emery White
poses an important question - would Dr. King be heard today based upon the worldview that underlies his argument?

And there lies the irony; as a culture, we celebrate a man’s Christian convictions that were used to change our culture in the past, while simultaneously rejecting those values as a part of shaping our culture for the future.

Still turning this one over in my mind...

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