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“Our age is one in which men have turned away from the eternal God of the universe, and decided to worship at the shrine of the god of nationalism.”

#MLK (1953) #HappyNewYear⁠ ⁠
“We are all familiar with the creed of this new religion. It affirms that each nation is an absolute sovereign unit acknowledging no control save its own independent will. The watchword of this new religion: “My country right or wrong.”” #MLK #FalseGodofNationalism #HappyNewYear
“This new religion has its familiar prophets and preachers. In Germany it was preached by Hitler. In Italy it was preached by Mussilini. And in America it is being preached by the McCarthys and the Jenners, the advocators of white supremacy, and the America first movements.”
“Strangely enough all of these nationalistic preachers have an amazing amount of homilectical skill, so much so that the number of their converts has risen to astronomical proportions.” #MLK #FalseGodofNationalism #HappyNewYear
“The preachers of this new religion are so convinced of its supremacy that they are determined to persecute anyone who does not accept its tenets.” #MLK #FalseGodofNationalism #HappyNewYear
“...many sincere lovers of democracy and believers of the christian principle are being scorned and persecuted because they will not worship the god of nationalism. We live in an age when it is almost heresy to affirm the brotherhood of man. And so the new god marches on.” #MLK
“Yet, we all know of the great tragedies that have resulted from the worship of this false god of nationalism. More than anything else nationalism makes for war. And so long as this dogma obtains, men and nations will be plunged into the meshes of war.” #MLK
“War, that dread force that leaves men physically handicapped and psychologically upset. War, that leaves our nations with orphans and widows. War, that piles our national debts higher than mountains of gold.” #MLK #FalseGodofNationalism
”War, that causes our moral standards to disintegrate. Such is the tragic consequence of nationalism... we must transcend the narrow confines of nationalism. Nationalism must give way to internationalism.” #MLK #FalseGodofNationalism
“This does not mean that we must not love our native lands...So it is not the total concept of nationalism that I am condeming; it is nationalism perverted into chauvinism and isolationism that I am condemning.” #MLK #FalseGodofNationalism #HappyNewYear
“One cannot worship this false god of nationalism and the God of christianity at the same time. The two are incompatible and all the dialectics of the logicians cannot make them exist together. We must choose whom we will serve.” #MLK #FalseGodofNationalism
“Will we continue to serve the false god that places absolute national sovereignty first or will we serve the God in whom there is no east nor west?” #MLK #FalseGodofNationalism
“Will we continue to serve the false god of imperialistic greed or will we serve the God who makes love the key which unlocks the door of peace and security?” #MLK #FalseGodofNationalism
”Will we continue to serve the false god of racial prejudice or will we serve the God who made of one blood all men to dwell upon the face of the earth?” #MLK #FalseGodOfNationalism
“Today, we need prophetic voices willing to cry out against the false god of nationalism.” #MLK #FalseGodofNationalism #HappyNewYear
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