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In the book, Strength To Love, published in 1963 the quote, “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men,” by Martin Luther King really stood out to me. When Martin Luther King said this at the time he was talking about the war in Vietnam. He was describing the war and talking about the United State’s ability to accurately attack and destroy with a track record of ethically and morally blind courses of action.

I thought this quote very much applied to today’s world as far as with war. In the quote when it says that scientific power has outrun spiritual power in think it means that sometimes we do not think about the moral part and think about how inhumane something is. Our men have been fighting a war now for many many years. They have been mislead in some of their missions, mislead in their goals, and have been under different strategies because of the different leaders and presidents they have had. Not only have our soldiers been mislead  but so has our country.Scientifically we no longer use missiles how they were used in Vietnam  anymore. Instead of just killing anything or anyone that stands in our way we try to make peace. I think we are beginning to use are science in a better way now and still being able to have our spirituality.

 

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  1. Posted January 23, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    I agree with you, this MLK quote is really powerful! And it is really sad that his quote is completely true and events such as these took place within our country. It is heartbreaking when the focus of our nation is on weapons instead of the generations which guide or will guide our nation in the future. Good post and nice quote!!!

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