For it is not possible for any man to write well about it, or to understand well what is rightly written, who has not at some time tasted of its spirit, under the pressure of tribulation; while he who has tasted of it, even to a very small extent, can never write, speak, think, or hear about it sufficiently. For it is a living fountain, springing up unto eternal life, as Christ calls it in John iv.
Text version below transcribed directly from audio] Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy and his eloquent and generous introduction and then thought about myself, I wondered who he was talking about.
It's always good to have your closest friend and associate to say something good about you. And Ralph Abernathy is the best friend that I have in the world.
I'm delighted to see each of you here tonight in spite of a storm warning. You reveal that you are determined to go on anyhow. Something is happening in Memphis; something is happening in our world.
And you know, if I were standing at the beginning of time, with the possibility of taking a kind of general and panoramic view of the whole of human history up to now, and the Almighty said to me, "Martin Luther King, which age would you like to live in? And in spite of its magnificence, I wouldn't stop there.
I would move on by Greece and take my mind to Mount Olympus. And I would watch them around the Parthenon as they discussed the great and eternal issues of reality. But I wouldn't stop there. I would go on, even to the great heyday of the Roman Empire. And I would see developments around there, through various emperors and leaders.
I would even come up to the day of the Renaissance, and get a quick picture of all that the Renaissance did for the cultural and aesthetic life of man.
I would even go by the way that the man for whom I am named had his habitat. And I would watch Martin Luther as he tacked his ninety-five theses on the door at the church of Wittenberg. I would come on up even toand watch a vacillating President by the name of Abraham Lincoln finally come to the conclusion that he had to sign the Emancipation Proclamation.
I would even come up to the early thirties, and see a man grappling with the problems of the bankruptcy of his nation.
And come with an eloquent cry that we have nothing to fear but "fear itself.
Strangely enough, I would turn to the Almighty, and say, "If you allow me to live just a few years in the second half of the 20th century, I will be happy. The nation is sick.Civil Rights Argumentative Essay About Same Sex Marriage. This Argumentative essay will discuss the argument of same sex marriage.
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Jun 11, · Martin Luther wrote The Freedom of a Christian in response to the Pope’s criticisms of his teaching.
Contrary to popular belief, Luther wasn’t opposed to the Catholic Church as such, and was pretty gutted when they kicked him out; it was more that he thought they were wrong about some crucial things, and should admit the errors of their ways and agree with him instead.
Martin Luther King was nothing but a troublemaker, and the entire so-called “civil rights movement” a collection of tantrum-throwers. There is a proper way in these United States to get unpopular laws changed — and it does not involve throwing tantrums.
The document available for viewing above is from an early draft of the Letter, while the audio is from King’s reading of the Letter later. Leader of the great religious revolt of the sixteenth century in Germany; born at Eisleben, 10 November, ; died at Eisleben, 18 February, His father, Hans, was a miner, a rugged, stern, irascible character.
In the opinion of many of his biographers, it was an expression of uncontrolled. Martin Luther speaks specifically about two propositions in his writings concerning the freedom and the bondage of the spirit. The first proposition is that a Christian is perfectly free and subject to none.