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Religion vs. The Gospel (Part 3) — (Religious Pride)

This just blew me away!  Dr. King spoke these words in his sermon “Paul’s Letter to the American Christian”:

But even more Americans, you may give your goods to feed the poor.  You may give great gifts to charity.  You may tower high in philanthropy.  But if you have not love it means nothing.  You may even give your body to be burned, and die the death of a martyr.  Your spilt blood may be a symbol of honor for generations yet unborn, and thousands may praise you as history’s supreme hero.  But even so, if you have not love your blood was spilt in vain.  You must come to see that it is possible for a man to be self-centered in his self-denial and self-righteous in his self-sacrifice.  He may be generous in order to feed his ego and pious in order to feed his pride.  Man has the tragic capacity to relegate a heightening virtue to a tragic vice.  Without love benevolence becomes egotism, and martyrdom becomes spiritual pride.

 

Sounds like religious people, huh!!

 

 

 

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  1. June 9, 2008 at 11:29 pm

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