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  1. Mar 2020
    1. "First, I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action;" who paternalistically feels he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by the myth of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait until a "more convenient season." - Martin Luther King Jr.

      http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/45a/060.html

    2. Wipe that smug ass look off your face, Hilary Rosen. This WiPiPo crap has got to stop.

  2. Feb 2020
    1. For when the soul has been cleansed by faith and made to love God, it would have all things to be cleansed in like manner;

      Is this the idea that faith makes us want to do good works before God, whereas without faith we would never truly have that desire?

  3. Dec 2018
    1. Any religion that professes to be concerned with the souls of men and is not concerned with the slums that damn them, the eco- nomic conditions that strangle them, and the social conditions that cripple them, is a spiritually moribund religion in need of new b100d
  4. Jul 2015
    1. My understanding of the universe was physical, and its moral arc bent toward chaos then concluded in a box.

      This, of course, is flipping Martin Luther King's famous quote about "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." It's upsetting to think that Coates is saying that the reality is that the arc bends toward death, not justice.

      See:

      http://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/11/15/arc-of-universe/

      and

      http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129609461