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January 19, 2014

"You'd better know Him, and know His name,"

and know how to call His name. You may not know philosophy.
You may not be able to say with Alfred North Whitehead that He's the Principle of Concretion. You may not be able to say with Hegel and Spinoza that He is the Absolute Whole. You may not be able to say with Plato that He's the Architectonic Good. You may not be able to say with Aristotle that He's the Unmoved Mover. But sometimes you can get poetic about it if you know Him. You begin to know that our brothers and sisters in distant days were right. Because they did know Him as a rock in a weary land, as a shelter in the time of starving, as my water when I'm thirsty, and then my bread in a starving land. - - Martin Luther King, Jr. - Why Jesus Called A Man A Fool

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 19, 2014 2:54 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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No greater hypocrite ever lived. Great men do not contradict their lips with their lives.

Posted by: james wilson at January 19, 2014 5:02 PM

God has, historically, spoken through an ass before. However, it's best to recognize his Voice, no matter the vessel that echos it.

I've heard some stirring soliloquies that go from Genesis to Revelation, poetically listing the names of God. It's a good meditation and a great starting point for studying the Bible.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at January 19, 2014 5:53 PM

Thank you, Joan.

Posted by: Leslie at January 19, 2014 8:43 PM

He was so right about conditions for the 'colored' folks. He was also a communist and that makes him an enemy no matter how right he may have been. I detest that philosophy with all my mind and heart.I detest what our own government has become. We shall have to fight soon and I am getting too old. I will do it anyway.

Posted by: Odins Acolyte at January 21, 2014 12:47 PM

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