Category Archives: Holidays
Letter from a Birmingham Jail
16 April 1963
My Dear Fellow Clergymen:
While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little time for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day, and I would have no time for constructive work. But since I feel that you are men of genuine good will and that your criticisms are sincerely set forth, I want to try to answer your statement in what I hope will be patient and reasonable terms. Read the rest of this entry
Many today are celebrating the birth of a Man who was killed more than two thousands years ago by the rich and powerful leaders of that time for being a liberal, left leaning advocate of peace, the poor, the weak, the downtrodden and the outcast.
I used to wonder if a like-minded man, in times such as these, could ever lead a nation of peoples such as those? Or if its rich and powerful leaders would choose to plot against him, question his birth, call him names, try to kill him or worse; choose his opposite?
Truth be told: I wish I still had to wonder.
Merry Alt-Christmas to all, and to all a good Sol night.
I’m not observing Paganism. I’m just ignoring Christianity. Duh!