Re: [asa] MLK day

From: Merv Bitikofer <>
Date: Fri Jan 16 2009 - 20:30:31 EST

Thanks, Keith.

...and Bernie, it made perfect sense to me; you're probably trying to
get more out of pithy & insightful generalizations than was originally
packed into them. Of course it's an over-simplification! But insightful,

MLK also said in a Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech (1964):

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and unguided men.”

<end quote>

> "Softmindedness often invades religion. ... Softminded persons have
> revised the Beautitudes to read "Blessed are the pure in ignorance:
> for
> they shall see God." This has led to a widespread belief that there is
> a conflict between science and religion. But this is not true. There
> may be a conflict between softminded religionists and toughminded
> scientists, but not between science and religion. ... Science
> investigates; religion interprets. Science gives humankind knowledge
> which is power; religion gives humankind wisdom which is control.
> Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values.
> The
> two are not rivals. They are complementary."
> Strength to Love, 1963
> Martin Luther King, Jr

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