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January 17th, 2011
03:24 PM ET

Martin Luther King Jr. What's in a Name

Editor's Note: This video comes from I-Reporter seeitnow. They went to Germany to explore the connection between Martin Luther and Martin Luther King Jr.

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Filed under: Christianity • History

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  1. Reality

    Great man!! Flawed theology!!!

    January 18, 2011 at 12:14 am |
    • CatholicMom

      He did have a great dream and he did much to help inspire people to do right.

      The only thing flawed about the theology was it was less than it could have been but at least he dwelled on the parts that brought us together as a people, not separated by hate though hate seems to still be out there where greed, drugs and such are involved...

      people haven't found exactly what Martin Luther King Jr. was dreaming about......

      January 18, 2011 at 9:13 am |
    • Reality

      What ML's theology should have been but was not:

      I might believe in a god whose existence cannot be proven
      and said god if he/she/it exists resides in an unproven,
      human-created state of bliss called heaven.

      I believe there was a 1st century CE, Jewish, simple,
      preacher-man who was conceived by a Jewish carpenter
      named Joseph living in Nazareth and born of a young Jewish
      girl named Mary.

      Jesus was summarily crucified for being a temple rabble-rouser by
      the Roman troops in Jerusalem serving under Pontius Pilate,

      He was buried in an unmarked grave and still lies
      a-mouldering in the ground somewhere outside of
      Jerusalem.

      Said Jesus' story was embellished and "mythicized" by
      many semi-fiction writers. A bodily resurrection and
      ascension stories were promulgated to compete with the
      Caesar myths. Said stories were so popular that they
      grew into a religion known today as Catholicism/Christianity
      and featuring dark-age, daily wine to blood and bread to body rituals
      called the eucharistic sacrifice of the non-atoning Jesus.

      Amen

      January 18, 2011 at 10:56 am |
  2. CatholicMom

    Peace2All,
    Hey, Peace2All....you just dream on....and sweet dreams to ya!

    January 18, 2011 at 12:07 am |
    • Peace2All

      @CatholicMom

      ...And sweet dreams to you too.

      Peace...

      January 18, 2011 at 12:20 am |
  3. t party

    Always admired him ....always will

    January 17, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
  4. esy

    Igreet you in the name of Jesus; """""Martin Luther King """"' he had a dream base on his faith in God, "' he was a free man,""'
    he preach freedom cause he expirience freedom,""" he gave what he had "" Martin Luther King,""preach the kingdom of God love,"" he knew his purpose he knew his assignmet"" cause he had a personal relationship wit God,"' he preach freedom not only for slave but for those that inslave people,""" true freedom come from
    God,"""' every woman every child, ever man, every nation, """ need to be free """ freedom cano't be purchase, "' only the blood of jesus can set mankind free,"' only the blood of Jesus can set a nation free,""' man can set you free in the physical, """ but the bood of jesus will set you free in the spirit,""" and who the son set free is fee in the,""" there is evi all over the world,""" the devil is the one that promote evil ""' Martin Luther King had a dream,""' I have faith that people will forgive people that hurt them,""" people will forgive themself for hurting others,""" people will walk in love,"""' i have faith that people reconize, ""' the devil when he try to use them to hurt other people,"""' i have faith that people wil trust the blod of Jesus,""' as a way a place of safety from evil, """" cause no man, no woman, no child , no nation is problem proof,""" let's continue to preach love like Martin Luther King, and let us all belive God, ""' like Martin Luther King.

    MARTIN LUTHER KING

    A FRE MAN
    COURAGEOUS ,BOLD
    HE NEW HIS PURPOSE
    CHOOSING BY GOD
    HE PREACH THE KINGDOM OF GOD
    HE PREACH LOVE

    A MAN OF FAITH
    HE PREACH WHAT HE LIVE
    HE GAVE WHAT HE HAD
    HE PURSUE FREEDOM
    FOR ALL
    EVER NATION,EVERY MAN
    EVERY CHILD,EVERY WOMAN
    NEED TO BE FREE

    MARTIN LUTHER KING
    A MAN OF PURPOSE
    CHOOSEN BY GOD
    MARTIN LUTHER KING
    A MAN WITH A DREAM
    A DISCIPLE OF GOD

    BY ESMRALDA FORD COPY RIGHT 1/2011

    January 17, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
  5. CatholicMom

    I wonder what he would have changed his name to if he visited the Vatican first!

    January 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm |
    • Peace2All

      @CatholicMom

      Hi CMom...!

      Ever the Catholic dreamer, aren't ya'...?

      Peace...

      January 17, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
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