Wednesday, January 12, 2005

MLK on Messianic America

From Avedon Carol's Sideshow....

"It's been a long time since I'd heard the words spoken aloud rather than just reading them, but I just heard Mike Malloy read this on his show, and he did it right, just like the first time I heard it, so long ago:

Don't let anybody make you think God chose America as his divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world. God has a way of standing before the nations with justice and it seems I can hear God saying to America, 'You are too arrogant, and if you don't change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power, and I will place it in the hands of a nation that doesn't even know my name. Be still and know that I'm God.'
-- Martin Luther King, 4 April 1967

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