Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Quote of the Day

My friend Abby ( http://ericandabbyr.blogspot.com/2011/05/thoughts-of-american-pride-persuasion.html) shared this quote with me today, it is very timely given the current events.

Thank you Abby

I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.-Martin Luther King, Jr

24 comments:

  1. Now I'm feeling a little guilty.

    His words are nice and they make sense for someone who is good like MLK, jr. but for the rest of us I think we get at least three people who we can hate on and not feel bad about it. The devil, Hitler and Osama bin Laden.

    Yeah, I would have been the one in that movie about the ten commandments (his name escapes me....Mel Brooks!!!!!!) cutting them from 20 to 15 to finally 10.

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  2. In my eyes Osama and the Devil were the same person/entity, does that mean I get 4?

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  3. I think it does. Who would your 4th be?

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  4. You have an ex wife? I thought your were in Texas, they don't allow same sex
    marriages there do they?

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  5. No, We have an ex wife, he divorced her but we're both stuck with her FOREVER.....

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  6. Yeah, they can suck. I try to be a nice ex wife for that very reason. In
    fact, I like my ex husband's current wife much better than I like him, and
    she's a peach.

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  7. You got caught. Turns out this is a fake quote from Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller. You can read about it here: http://www.salon.com/technology/twitter/index.html?story=%2Fent%2Ftv%2Ffeature%2F2011%2F05%2F03%2Ffake_mlj_quote_osama_death

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  8. So strange, I googled the whole quote and just copied it from the first site I found, assuming that they had researched it. GAAAA Internet!!!! and Wakeuplife.org!!! Have to admit it's still a good one.

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  9. Very profound, even if it wasn't MLK Jr. who said it.

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  10. I wish I had deep thoughts like that.

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  11. mikewjattoomanymorningsMay 3, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    I have been pleasantly surprised -- shocked even -- at the depth of wisdom my fellow bloggers have displayed regarding Bin Laden's death. This is a great quote, and one whose message I wholeheartedly support.

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  12. Tammi_cottontailMay 3, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    LIKE!!!

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  13. I still love it. I don't care who wrote it. Celebrating the death of another human is ghoulish and uncivilized.

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  14. I really liked it too. Did you read the post I linked ton up there, its really well written.

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  15. i agree with those who say it doesn't matter who actually said it...I still like this quote.

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  16. Me too, pretty much sums it all up for me

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  17. This is wonderful. And I couldn't agree more.

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  18. You should go read Abby's post too, it's really good. The link is up there^

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  19. MLKwas a better person than me. Obviously!

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