Nobodies - be forgiven: we will have to repent in this...

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“Nobodies” In the world today, there exist more than two groups that are treated as “nobodies,” but two that distinctly experience this type of exclusion include those who submit to passiveness and the contemporary church. Both have similar characteristics that make them seem like they are inexistent; both refrain from bringing forth issues that cause tension and division among societies, both are arch defenders of the status quo, and both remain “cautious than courageous.” Therefore, it is apparent that most “extremists” who participate in nonviolent acts of civil disobedience gain more attention than those who avoid committing these acts. In his letter from Birmingham, King makes an excellent statement in saying that both groups, the passive ones and the extremists should
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Unformatted text preview: be forgiven: we will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. King, however, still shows that despite our forgiveness for such behaviors, both passive groups should continue to address the issue of taking action in order to extend justice to all deserving people: If today's church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century. King, therefore, makes a point in stating that both the church and those who submit to segregation are in danger....
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course PHI 102 taught by Professor Castelao-lawless during the Spring '07 term at Grand Valley State University.

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