Comments: Dr. King Under God

I was moved by your thoughts about Dr. King, a man against identity politics and for human rights. I was struck especially by the role of judgment and the contents of our character. I have been talking to people about it ever since.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 23, 2004 09:56 AM

Wow, thank you, Nicholas. It's gratifying to find one's thoughts and views affecting a person as reflective as yourself.

Maybe identity politics is one of the steps we have to go through as we advance, one inch at a time, to the point when humanity is capable of regarding each person as a distinct individual.

Posted by Debbye at March 23, 2004 02:01 PM
how can people who lack a spiritual nature nourished by God truly comprehend the murderous nature of those who believe they are the divine instruments of Allah? How can people who have no beliefs understand that there are fanatics who are consumed by their beliefs?

Errr, well, I don't want to be a stickler, but I'm an agnostic and I don't have any problems understanding the murderous nature of islamofascists...

Posted by Burnside at March 23, 2004 03:22 PM

Heh, Burnside. I know there are some exceptional people like you!

Somehow, though, I don't think you regard human beings as soulless utility-maximizers, or as members of this or that demographic group or class.

Posted by Debbye at March 23, 2004 04:59 PM