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Old 03-31-2009, 06:07 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by PastramiX View Post
Christianity, I believe, did influence King's work, however, I do not accept his faith to be the primary motivation for his good works. Even though he repeatedly accredited his altruism to Christianity, I do not see him as some sort of poster child for Christian generosity; I see him simply as a representation of goodwill within man. This is also due to the equal or greater amount of evildoers that have also professed their faith to Christianity (Vlad the Impaler comes to mind, as well as several others.)
Christianity was the primary motivator for Dr. King, whether you choose to accept it or not.

As for Vlad the Impaler, wasn't he also a sadistic lunatic, that it could be argued that the man wasn't playing with a full deck.

Originally Posted by PastramiX
I will not attribute MLK's successes to his faith, as that only breeds further divide and hatred between religious groups; by singling out a supposed "superiority" in a religion, due to a few of its more generous followers, only produces more inter-religious hatred violence that has dominated world history.
It doesn't breed hatred, the facts are the facts. Christianity was where Dr. King got his values from, it wasn't atheism it was Christianity. What I'm seeing is more of the same propaganda that atheism is somehow superior to people that believe in God which is a load of garbage.

Originally Posted by PastramiX
Additionally, most individuals that I consider to be Christ-like aren't Christian at all. Gandhi, Guru Nanak, Siddhartha Gautama (and all of his subsequent reincarnations), Confucius, Bahá'u'lláh, and many others, are all prominent examples of people who exhibit what Christians consider to be Christian, sans Christ.
I thought this was about Dr. King, whom was a Christian Minister?
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